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Mt twoyear old doent listen i need advice

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Asked by missmommy199 at 8:15 PM on Mar. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Doesn't listen how? They act like they don't hear you? ignore you? throw tantrums when you ask them to do something? straight up are defiant and say no? Lot's of 2 year olds "don't listen" in varying degrees, it's the age of self-discovery and seeing what boundaries they can push. Set ground rules and limitations, and be consistent with them at all times, whether in public or at home. Praise positive behavior. Address the negative, but don't harp on it. Be patient. Make sure your 2 year old knows what's expected. State it in great detail, leave absolutely no guessing room. Give 1 gentle reminder if the disobey, and then enforce the consequence if the disobedience happens again. Make sure they know ahead of time what this consequence is. They're learning. Patience, consistency, routine, time-outs and positive praise will be your best friends for the next few years.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:30 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • ba13ygrl1987 - Said it perfectly!

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:49 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • being two is tough because you are learning so many new items and things. Talking running potty foods friends and so much more.
    You as a parent to what ever the reason of your child not listing to you, You need to get to your child's level, and nip this in the bud now. If not you will regret it when child gets older. I found out that yelling and screaming at my children was not working. I put them in a time out corner so much they would put them selfs in the time out. If they moved or talked back i would keep them there longer 10minutes is a lifetime for a two year old.

    Answer by kalynskorner at 8:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Your child is 2 and not listening is normal. Be consistent, be patient and ignore as much of it as possible. Concentrate of the positive your child does, praise praise praise.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

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