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Do your kids do this as well?

Ok so when i have to get after my kids i usually have to repeat myself like a gazillion times, i use my stern firm voice with them & threaten time out & they still don't listen....ooooh noo but when daddy gets after them the same dang way i just did they listen no problemo. What?! I just did that & got nothing nada zilch. Why wont they listen to me? Hopefully this is just a phase.

 
iluvmykidsxoxo

Asked by iluvmykidsxoxo at 12:55 AM on Dec. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • my son is the same way. i think its the deep male voice that kinda shocks them in to listening more. i mean, think about it... whats more intimidating, the voice that sooths you when you have an owie or dont feel good, or a deep, loud bark from a guy?
    AbsynthLynn

    Answer by AbsynthLynn at 2:08 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • its no phase its a kid thing. its like male selective hearing. all they hear is blah blah
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 2:38 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • its actually the other way around for me..if i say so..then it goes..but if he says so..my kid could care less...
    babymamma123

    Answer by babymamma123 at 1:02 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • my daughter is also opposite wen i say something she listens but her dad doesnt phase her
    VERONICAS_MOM

    Answer by VERONICAS_MOM at 1:09 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • when my son doesnt listen i get up and go to him and get on his level and say excuse me, did you hear what I just said? make him repeat me, and then I tell him to get it done. I hate repeating myself, but I do have to repeat more than daddy.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • I have the same problem with my 7 year old and my 12 year old...so i am sorry I can't give you advice on this but would like some myself. it gets so frustrating I wonder why I bother sometimes
    firechickk

    Answer by firechickk at 1:12 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Watch Supernanny is all I can say lol. Here is their website. http://www.supernanny.com/
    CalebsMommy0220

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 1:26 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • With my kids it's the opposite, I tend to be more strict and most of the time, follow through. My husband is more of a push over and less likely to follow through no matter what, he usually gives up as soon they start to cry, especially when it comes to my daughter.
    Ashley5605

    Answer by Ashley5605 at 1:22 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • It is the other way around for us.
    LiLJeni

    Answer by LiLJeni at 1:59 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Stop repeating yourself, say it once or twice. If they don't listen take away toys, tv etc. That will make them take notice. I refuse to keep repeat myself.
    choco_mom

    Answer by choco_mom at 2:19 PM on Dec. 14, 2010