Why doesn't she listen?? Why can't she follow simple directions??
I hate yelling and that seems to be the only thing I do these days.
Example: Please do not go up stairs when your baby brother is sleeping. She goes upstairs.
Please don't run in the house. She runs.
Time outs aren't working anymore. Taking away toys doesn't seem to bother her.
What am i doing wrong??
Answer by mommy5409 at 9:28 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by miraclebabymine at 9:32 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:39 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Punishment doesn't teach good behavior. Stop with the pleases. Phrase things in ways you don't use the word no. Kids tune out no. "Baby is asleep, stay downstairs." Then be ready to do the dramatic. If she steps on the stair run over and grab her and get her off the stairs and say, "I said stay downstairs." She may cry. Walk away. She needs to learn that you mean what you say. Never count. "Walk in the house." She runs. Go and get her and put her next to you. "I see you can't walk in the house so you have to stay next to me where I can watch you." It's not a time out, it's logical. After a certain amount of time you can ask if she is ready to walk in the house. No lectures. If she runs again then you need to do something drastic to change the situation. Feed snacks, go outside, find something for her to do.
Answer by Gailll at 9:40 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by sstepph at 10:19 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by KTMOM at 11:57 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 12:32 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by paganmom05 at 6:39 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:49 AM on Sep. 17, 2010