My children are 2 & 4 and will not behave! I dont even like to take them places together. They are constantly fighting and argueing. They tell me "no" and dont care about consequences. I have tried swats, time out, and isolation. Also tried taking away toys, but nothing works... any suggestions?Answer Question
with my kids we did a positive reinforcement thing. We got jars for each child and different colored marbles. When my children behaved and did their chores they would get a marble. If they misbehaved or didn't do their chores we would take a marble away. After "X" amount of marbles they would get a special treat like going for ice cream, mommy and me time, or having their favorite dinner. I found that you have to be consistent in whatever you do and don't give in. For example if they are in time out for 2 minutes make sure you have a timer. If they get out before the timer goes off then put them back and reset the timer.
I have also found the yelling never really worked for my kids so I would talk very quietly and sternly, then they would know I meant business.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:27 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by Nonoluna at 7:27 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by MichelleAlpha at 7:45 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 8:13 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
sounds just like my boys and they are 4 and 9 we have had to walk out of restaurants and stores because they wouldn't settle down and behave; what we do is we wait till we get home and then tell them that for their behavior this privilege will be taken away and they will not have access to it for such and such amount of days
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:07 AM on Mar. 10, 2011