I need something for my unruly 4 year old and picked it up today.
He sounds A LOT like my daughter!! I've found that taking more time with her (especially when her sister is napping) to play with some Play-Doh or a board game or watch a movie is making a difference. She's also got a 'responsibility chart' (from Melissa & Doug) and it has been helping her realize that she is rewarded for good behaviors. With kids like ours, you really have to start looking out of the box. My daughters runs through disciplines like crazy. We constantly have to switch it up on her. Good luck!!
Answer by banana-bear at 3:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by briansmom123 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by LindaClement at 11:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
I've read it. I picked it up in hopes of finding a way to help me deal with my strong-willed 4 year old. I think it would work in the literal terms of doing what it says it will do. I.e. getting your kid to shut up all day, every day - do exactly as I say "or else". My issue with it was the lack of communication between parent and child. My daughter is speech delayed so I really didn't feel comfortable continuing on with the process of this book and suppressing her communication anymore. I really just depends on how you want to parent.
Answer by banana-bear at 12:41 AM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by WalknWithGod at 12:41 AM on Jan. 3, 2011