Sounds like she's trying to get a reaction from you. Show no emotion when you put her in time out. When she sees there's a negative implication with no funny faces and reactions from you to see, it won't be worth doing anymore. Put her in time out with a simple, sorry, kiddo, that's not acceptable/allowed, and then no more talking to her until the time out is over. If she moves, put her back with no emotion until she stays. If she gets up as fast as you put her there (mine have) simply stand in front of her with your back to her, looking very bored and non-nonchalant (remember, no talking). To counter-balance this, make a BIG deal over the little things she does right. Big "Yay!" and maybe tell daddy or gramma to get a big reaction there, too. (we use to actually call gramma over the phone when DD slept with no binky) It's a matter of conditioning & will take a little time & a lot of patience, but I swear, it really works!
at 9:17 PM on Jan. 3, 2011