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We have 3 boys (ages 2, 5, & 7). Both the older boys talk back, hit, punch and etc with us and each other. Now their 2 yr old brother is seeing and hearing all this and is starting to already act unruly. My husband works long and weird hours. I am at my wits end with these boys. I have begged them for 2 days to clean their room (it will only take them 5 minutes to clean it too), and all they do is talk back and not do it. How can I get them to listen? Is it wrong of me to say that I am going to take everything away from them, except their beds and clothes? What kind of punishment does everyone use? Time out doesn't work for these boys either. I just want control back, and for us to be a happy respectful family. When our boys go elsewhere with people/friends or are at church and school everyone says they are just the most respectful and nicest boys. My husband and I both look at each other and say they must have the wrong boys, that can't be our boys they are talking about. Can someone PLEASE help me/us?!?!?!
Thanks - Christina
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