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How do you speak on a two year old level?

what i mean by that is she is in terrible two's and refuses to listen and throws herself on the floor when she does get in trouble. I am out of ideas. i put her in her bedroom for time out but that doesn't seem to work very well. i do have a stool and sand timer for time out but think she is a little young to understand that. please any advice you can give

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Asked by neanuts at 10:48 PM on May. 31, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • She's not too young to understand. Get down on her level so that you are speaking to her eye to eye. Be concise and firm. Stick with the chair and timer.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:50 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Short simple sentences work the best. No hit. No bite. No yell. And yes, she IS old enough to understand time outs. The problem I see with most parents is that they try to explain EVERYTHING to a two year old. They have short attention spans. Anything longer than a few words and you turn into that teacher on the old Charlie Brown cartoons.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:18 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • thank you for the advice and i will be trying all that tomorrow and hopefully we have a better day

    Comment by neanuts (original poster) at 11:24 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • BTW sending them to their room to calm down does work it just takes a lot of consistency and a few sets of earplugs (lol). It takes awhile for them to calm down but over time the screaming becomes less and you only have to threaten it and they calm down instantly. I wish you luck.

    Answer by coala at 11:33 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • coala it use to work really well and now she has a total melt down if i say bedroom. i guess i am just tired of always fighting with her i just wanted more options then to put her in there. thank you for your post

    Comment by neanuts (original poster) at 11:37 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • get down to her level use a stern voice and tell her what she did wrong an sit her in a chair for 2 minutes without getting up and when the two minutes are up get back to her level and ask for an apology and if you dont get one dont let her go until you do and make sure it is a sincere apology. and if she keeps getting up keep putting her back in the chair until 2 mntues have gone straght threw u might be doing it 10 times before she gets the point but she will... good luck

    Answer by aliciareichle at 4:53 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

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