I don't know if it's me or if it's just difficult to understand. No matter what I say no one understands what I'm dealing with, including dh. I don't know if I'm just communicating poorly or what.
Here's an example. My 3 yr old is temperamental and highly sprited and inquisitive child. The rule is your not allowed to play with the dvd player. (she has broken 2)
I just literally spent 2 hrs trying to get her to stop touching it. It is literally going something like this. She touches the dvd player, I tell her no, we don't touch the dvd player. I put her in time out for 3 minutes, then after time out I explained why we don't play with the dvd player. The second she is free she goes back to the dvd player. This is literal. I am not exaggerating. So I do the Same Exact thing over again. Tell her no, time out, talk to her, let her free and she runs back to the dvd player. We did this for 2 hrs and the only reason she stopped was because we had to go somewhere.
She does this "game" with everything and we literally do this 100s of times a day. It's exhausting and leaving little time for anything else.
My dh keeps telling me I must be doing something wrong. He tells me all I have to do is tell her no and put her in time out and she won't do it any more. But that isn't working. (see above)
I am being consistent. I am not letting them get away with it. How do I make them understand? Is it me or them? What should I do differently and how do I get dh to understand?
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