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How can i get my 2 year old to mind?

she wont stay in bed and dont listen to anything tell her not to its the first thing she does ive tried everything.... putting her in the conner, punishing , taking things away .... i don't know what else to try

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Asked by april_f at 6:17 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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    I've learned to pick my battles.

    Answer by nowmommyof2 at 6:19 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • my hubby can get her to do anything but i cant lol

    Comment by april_f (original poster) at 6:26 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Be consistent. Enforce the consequences each and every time - and be sure the consequences are something she cares about.

    One thing that can be a big help when done consistently is a time out - 2 to 3 minutes for a 2 year old works well.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 6:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It is because she is 2, and doesn't understand yet. As you've found out, punishments and time outs rarely work. Try picking your battles and redirecting her when you can. As for staying in bed, tell her the rule is to stay in bed until the sun comes up (or whatever the rule is). Tell her you will tuck her in and kiss her goodnight once. Tell her if she gets out of bed you will put her back but you will NOT talk to her. Then stand outside her room and just keep putting her back in her bed (even if you have to do it for an hour). DO NOT say ANYTHING to her. Just lead her back to bed (or pick her up) and put her in. Stick with it and eventually she will figure out it is useless, and no fun to get out. It may take a few nights. If you talk to her at all, she is getting your attention and that makes it worth it.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • you dont.

    Answer by letstalk747 at 7:32 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • The saying "Spare the rod, spoil the child" is often misconstrued. it means that if u do spare the rod, your child WILL be spoiled. in other words whoopings. Personally I hate the thought of spanking, but it works. You just have to know how much is enough. That is the trick, to much is obviously bad, to little is bad because then they will not take you seriously, and if that be the case, then you are only teaching them to hit.

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 8:46 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

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