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So I can't get my 3 year old to listen to me.

My 3 year old is being so bad lately. He wont listen to me for anything. i can pop him take his toys and put him in the corner and nothing seems to work.


Asked by mommyof2bbys at 2:30 PM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Stop "popping" him if that isn't working.

    Get down on his eye level, or put him up to your eye level. Look him squarely in the eye and tell him what you need to in a firm but steady voice. Don't fact sometimes a "Harsh" WHISPER works best.

    This is what worked well with my children when they went through the "Thunderous 3s". And time outs did work for us - 1 minute per year in a special chair just for that purpose.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:33 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • *hugs* 3 year olds are not easy

    Answer by sheepishcanuck at 2:38 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I agree with twinsplus2more, just stay to the same routine.

    Answer by sta517 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Consistency is good, and spending time together. Do yall go to story time at the library?

    Answer by txdaniella at 4:47 PM on Nov. 30, 2010