go into cabinets and dump things out, or crack all the eggs into a cup, or climb onto the counters and getting into the medicine cabinet....
My DD is 3 years 9 months and STILL does this crap. I went down stairs and she cracked all my eggs into a cup and the poured it into my pot of boiling rice! OMG! AND she KNOWS she was in trouble 'cause when I started back up she was hiding under a blanket on the couch. How do I teach her to stop. I know everyone says don't spank but I did this time! What should I do next time. She is old enough to know better I swear!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Jun. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
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Answer by happymama02 at 2:50 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
OK, Prevention is the key here. Put locks on the cabinets & refrigerator, gates on the stairs & anything else that will prevent her from doing anything bad. She should know at this age that there is no climbing at all. When she does something bad, tell her you are going to take away & throw out her favorite toy. Then when she does do something bad, take it away & hide it. Let her have a fit. That is the only way she will learn. I don't spank and this works for me. They also sell things to put on the front of the stove so they cannot reach the heating elements. Preventing something before it happens is the key here. No leaving her alone in rooms either. If I need to go upstairs for something, I take my Son with me. It's hard but better safe then sorry. Occupy her time productively with books, DVD's, Music, etc. They get very bored at that age. GL!
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