My son will be three in two months. He has episodes where he can be quite defiant. How do other moms deal w/ their little one talking back? There are times when he does it a lot like the last week and other times he doesn't do it. What gives? Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by mcme at 1:09 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 1:11 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by alyssamal at 1:11 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Toddlers, like everyone else, behave worse when they are hungry, tired, or under stress.
Answer by Gailll at 1:13 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by tnm786 at 1:17 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
How would you feel if your husband (larger and more powerful) took your favorite toys away, forced you to sit in a corner when you didn't want to, hit you, and used other punishments. He may even try to tell you he loves you while he is doing this to you. If you do "behave" better it will be out of fear. What is more likely to happen is that you can't be perfect so you will sneak, lie, behave worse, and resent your husband. Well that's what kids do when they are punished too. That's part of the reason why punishment based authoritarian parenting doesn't work. If all you have tired is punishment then you haven't tried everything.
Answer by Gailll at 1:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by dancer at 1:26 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
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Answer by nmmama09 at 4:43 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
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