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My son will be 3 in march, He will ask questions.. and we'll say no sometimes.. Then he keeps asking. do i keep saying no. then he starts winning and getting mad. What do i do?


Ignoring.. how do you ignore your child??? seriously

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Asked by Mrs.Ro at 1:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • what kind of questions? is he asking to do something and you tell him no? he probably just needs/wants more details! :)

    Answer by itzmyzoo at 1:37 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Let him cry it will teach him that despite the fact that he wants to cry about it will not get him what he wants


    Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 1:40 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • He is probably testing your limits. I would stay firm with the no and ignore the whining.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 1:41 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I always just kept answering their questions. My kids would ask a million a day. Many repeated. I just kept giving the same answers. It was fun.

    Answer by mompam at 1:46 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I would just suggest that he completly understands your decision and your reason behind it -- example -- "No, you can't play outside today honey because it is VERY VERY cold and that might make you sick -- Mommy would be so sad if you were sick -- and then you wouldn't be able to go to so-and-so's birthday party this weekend!" -- Sometimes it's exasperating to have to go to such detail explaining -- but it really helps my almost-4-year-old understand the why's. Good luck!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 2:02 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • My son dose that too I tried to ignore the questions after the 3rd time only to have him start ignoring my questions so I had to start putting him in time out for asking the same question over and over after getting a no.

    Answer by kadensmom04 at 2:33 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • when my kids do it i just tell them to stop asking.. and the usually stop. and if they are crying for no real reason i ask them if they need a spanken... they say no and stop crying! lol it works out pretty good lol

    Answer by momaholly at 1:06 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

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