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My 3 1/2 year old son latley has been answering back, saying no, & just putting up a fight if he dosen't get what he wants

I think he's testing me.......Is he to young for a behavior chart? I went to the dollar store bought construction paper , round stickers & drew happy face, sad, & ok face : / .... Any advice? Thank you

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Asked by sissaymay at 12:12 AM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my 3 year old has one.. she also has one at her perschool.. its the only thing keeping me sane through the phase!! also at the end of the week or so with no sad faces she gets a treat or do an activity of her choice.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 12:13 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Personally I've never felt behavior charts are beneficial. But to handle this situation anytime he says no its automatic no more fun for today. No TV, no toys, no playmates. Its basic necessitates only and then bed early.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 12:14 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • im not an expert...but i work at a daycare and i actually think this is a perfect time to. Explaining to him that he got a happy face for today...reward him with his favorite candy or something like that.
    I would stick with the happy face and sad face. The "ok face" could confuse him...

    good luck =]]

    Answer by Mommy103110 at 12:15 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Mommy103110.......true about the ok face, No OK face i'll stick to happy & sad thanks everyone hope it works

    Comment by sissaymay (original poster) at 12:21 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I hope it works for you too! =]]

    Answer by Mommy103110 at 12:30 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • good luck!!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 12:36 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I need one for my nephew turning 3. I just time out w him. He watches to see if I treat the other kids the same. There's 3 boys total. He likes doing chores, which definitely helps hit attitude change.

    Answer by shynu at 12:52 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • just ignor him so he doent get bad attention and when he does what he is told praise him

    Answer by angelsmurf1989 at 12:16 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

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