My daughter doesn't mind me as well as she minds my husband either (I'm assuming that's what you meant, lol huntin!). I have found that consistency with punishment and reward has helped a LOT. It was really hard at first to remember to only give her that one chance to mind before she got a time out, but it has paid off big time, because now she listens whenever I ask her to do something.
It's also an age thing, I think. Minding commands comes with more maturity and more ability to understand what is being asked. My husband's voice, tone and demeanor demand compliance, but mine does not. So it took practice. There were a few months there where we didn't go out much because she just gave me hell any time we were in public, but she's over it... for now lol.
Stick to your guns, mamma!
at 10:44 PM on Feb. 25, 2011