My 2 and a half year old son yells at us when we tell him no! It drives us crazy... How do I get him to stop yelling at me and my boyfriend?
Any advice is very much appreciated!
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:59 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by leann74016 at 8:00 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by AAAMama at 8:02 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:04 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by MrsToledo at 8:26 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Two options - ignore or timeout. Ignoring looks like this: "It is not okay to talk to mommy like that. I will listen to you when you use your inside voice." Then turn your back and ignore until the behavior stops. This takes a little while before it finally sinks in that you're not kidding. Or in between timeout and ignoring, "If you can't use your inside voice to ask for what you want, we will need to go out to the car and wait until you can." This works well for places where the child wants to be.
In terms of timeouts, I believe in positive timeouts, not negative ones. So it would be this, "It is not okay to talk to mommy like that. Go to your room and do something to make yourself feel better. Scream into your pillow if you like. When all the screams are out, then you may come out and we'll talk."
If you're wary of taking the positive route, I have a 14yo to prove it works. Try it. I never punish.
Answer by 4EqltyMom at 8:45 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by Wish2Be at 7:13 AM on Mar. 30, 2011