I know 2 year olds are notorious for NOT listening but I am about to pull my hair out. My son is 2 1/2 and is VERY active. To the point that everywhere I go people remark on his energy level. Anyway he does not listen to save his life. I have tried 123 magic, time outs and even rewards!! What gives???? Give a girl some advice PLEASE!!Answer Question
Answer by Biz1985 at 12:45 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
I think you mean obey. You need to be careful with your words with toddlers or they will be confused. If your say to them, "you are not listening to me!" they may be thinking, "I hear you mommy." It's, "you are not obeying me!" Words that have two meanings should be avoided especially important words like this.
Love & Limits by Elizibeth Crary is a great little toddler parenting book. It is a problem solving approach that uses avoidance of problems as the first step. Here is something you can print out and put on your fridge to help you get started.
Answer by Gailll at 12:46 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
No little person should be spanked. It doesn't stop bad behavior in the long run and it never teaches good behavior. It makes kids behave worse, hit, bite, sneak, lie, and resent their parents. A smart mother can parent her children without violence and have well behaved children she can take anywhere and be proud of. All you need to do is learn a few parenting techniques.
Answer by Gailll at 12:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by surfcitymom at 12:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by Biz1985 at 12:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2010