Alright I have 3 boys...a 5yr.old, 4yr. old, and almost 2yr old...My 2 oldest boys, are driving me to my wits end...I need a new method of punishment or something...They are very stubborn...It doesn't matter how many times they are told not to do something or punished for doing it...They don't care...they are back doing it 10 min later!....I've tried everything, I've been told to try...taking toys form them,corner,time out, and nothing seems to work...They have no respect for me or anything in our home....I just do know what to do anymore...I'm just curious as to what other moms would do in my situation??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by NannyB. at 12:04 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
You have to find 1 way and stick with it and always be consistent. If you cannot control them at 5 & 4 how will you control them at 15 & 14??
Google 1-2-3- magic.I have used this for well over 20 years ( I have a 23 y.o. boy and a 7 y.o. boy both with ADHD and 1 has autism)
Only give them a count to 3 and with each # tell them what the punishment will be. and follow thru. Don't make a threat you will not follow thru on. Try to make the punishment fit the crime so to speak and be firm.Make sure you take away something of value TO THEM!
Answer by justgrape723 at 12:04 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 12:23 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
We reward good behavior. If my kids do their chores, and behave reasonably, then they get a sticker on their chart. At the end of the week, they got to do something awesome. Some of our rewards are movies at the theatre, picking out family time activities, choosing what we get to eat. I know these sound ridiculous, but these things seem to make my kids happy. Give it a try.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 12:51 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
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