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.
at 8:30 PM on Mar. 3, 2011