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How do i discipline a child i babysit for???

This child is 2 talks really well and understands what im saying to to him
he has been horrible lately and wont listen to me and throws fits. So i let him know that its not okay to act that way and i stand him in the corner. I dont know what else to do ?? Any suggestions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (8)
  • have you talked to the parents about discipline at home so you are both using the same form and setting the same rules and boundaries?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:59 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Easy on asking the parents. They could take it the wrong way. The way he is acting is just a phase.

    Answer by dancer at 11:01 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Yes i would definitely talk to his parents about this. they will know what works for him and how to handle the situation. they can also tell you how much discipline they are comfortable with you giving their child.

    Answer by young-not-dumb at 11:02 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • he is testing you out stick to what you are doing and tell him why you are doing it.

    If he is smart like you say than he will talk. Just sit him down and talk to him, ask him why is he doing this, Something is bugging him find out what.

    Answer by gammie at 11:09 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • i watch a 3 yo . his parents want me to put him in time outs so i do that.

    Answer by stargazer74 at 12:25 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • time outs
    remove from activity
    take away the item that is causing the problem
    inform the parent

    Answer by justgrape723 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • walk away from the tantrum assuming he isnt hurting himself...tell him when he is ready to use his big boy words to come find you

    Answer by coolchic320 at 7:45 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • sit him in time out. talk to his parents. they know what to do and also will able to help you more with the situation

    Answer by Ross2010 at 8:29 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

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