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my 4 year old thinks shes boss i've tried putting her in the corner, on a chair for time out, in her room with the door shut, nothing seems to work because she goes back to doing the same thing all over again like yelling at me,throwing things,hitting her little brother what do i do?


Asked by sherryfeltner at 11:06 PM on Oct. 25, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • This is what you do....get a hold of her and get down to her level where she can see you eye to eye...and you tell her that she better start doing what you tell her or she is going to start losing her give a warning and the second time you tell her and she doesn't listen then you will take away a toy and for everytime she is bad you will keep taking toys and get rid of them. Once you start telling her that she will lose a MUST go through with this threat in order for her to understand you mean business. So pick the worst toy you can or want to get rid of first but you actually take it outside to the trash and she will get the picture. You will eventually start seeing a change in her. Want some more help let me know. This should work...and in your favor!!

    Answer by stayhomemom22 at 11:12 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

  • Have you tried talking to her at her level and explaining to her that you don't like the way she's acting? The main thing to do is not lose your temper and stick with the punishment.

    Answer by katyameliasmom at 11:14 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

  • Just remember to get eye level, tell her what your going to do and follow through with it. Talk in a calm and authoritive manner that says your not joking. Hope this helps!!

    Answer by stayhomemom22 at 11:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2008