I have one child, 3 years old. She never listens to me, she never will take a cup we give her, it has to be a different cup. I feel like I do most of the punishments, so she always wants her dad. I feel like a craptastic mom. I try really hard, but it never seems good enough for her. She won't listen. Time outs don't really do anything. What do I do here? Why does she seems like she doesn't love me?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by older at 1:36 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Answer by valinindy at 1:40 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:48 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Oh she loves you! You just have to be consistent with whatever punishment you deal. Mean what you say and say what you mean - but with love (not weakness). When she makes her demands stand your ground, otherwise it could become a future pattern of temper tantrums and disrespect. If I were you I would pop her on the palm with the ruler, then sit her in time out. It doesn't have to hurt, but it will make a difference. Trust me, the more you disciple, the more they love you for it at the end of it all. Good luck.
Answer by sugahmamma at 1:51 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:51 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
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