So, I have a 4 year old son, and I don't know what to do anymore. He is CONSTANTLY talking back and won't listen to me or my partner in anything that we say. When we finally do put him in the corner, he's there for 20+ mins because he will not listen to what we tell him to do, and he screams at the top of his lungs.
Any advice on what to do? I could REALLY use the help.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
I would sit him down and have a serious talk with him. Make him look at your eyes when talking. If the time out isn't working you might try taking away his "currency" which is THE most important thing to them. We used to take that away for an appropriate length of time as punishment. Each child has something that is super important to them. It won't necessarily be a toy. My youngest used to LOVE watching the trash truck. So, occasionally we would say he would not be allowed to watch it. Zero in on what makes them tick. Be Consistent!! Don't threaten something unless you really will do it. Like saying "you will never watch TV again". That is unrealistic and not something you can follow through on. Also, make sure he gets enough one on one time with you and your SO. Plus praise when he does things right
Answer by elizabr at 10:18 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 10:35 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by skyisbluenow at 11:09 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
i know 4 might be a little young for this but i have heard of having a jar and for each time period (like 1/2 an hour or maybe less) that he is well behaved, you put a stone or something in the jar. at the end of the day you count the stones and depending of how many he has, get gets something special. like he can watch a movie, or get a special story.
Answer by happy-go-lucky at 11:19 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by BrandonBearsMom at 12:54 PM on Feb. 6, 2011