My children used to eat anything put in front of them and used to be so well behaved, now with no changes in their lives except starting preschool and Kindergarten, they have now become very defiant; they refuse to eat anything that is put in front of them unless it is junk, they refuse to pick up after themselves in wich they both have been doing since they were old enough to understand (about the time they learned to crawl) and they won't listen to a thing that Mommy and Daddy have to say. They have huge attitudes and smart mouths.
Please help! Does anyone have any sure fire ways to nip this in the bud NOW?
We have tried time outs, earlier bed times, taking away toys, tv and everything else they enjoy along with snacks (because they refuse to eat FOOD), we have tried rewarding for the good behavior when they do decide to use it...we are at our witts end...please help! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
Answer by Imogine at 7:35 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:41 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Go back to your standard of them eating what is put in front of them. Get rid of the junk food. Post the rules of the house and let them clearly know that nothing fun is allowed until the rules are followed. Check up on thm to see to it that everything is done. Take all the anger out of the situation and be matter of fact....plain and simple. It will be a difficult adjustment but shouldn't take too long if they realize you mean business. Plus praise them when they do things right. Make sure they get individual attention too. Sometimes they go for the negative attention when they do not get enough positive attention. GL
Answer by elizabr at 7:44 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by GinaL1970 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by Philyra at 8:01 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
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