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What do you think is a proper punishment for a 3 year old who isn't listening and acting up?

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Asked by AngiDas at 7:11 AM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • A three minute time out.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 7:12 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • to beat her!.. ok .now that, that is out of the way.
    Nothing really just keep reminding her it is wrong.

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 7:12 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • The not listening part. YOU grab the kid by the arm and make them listen and do as they are told. That's my way of doing it. It is effective.  The acting up.  Make  the kids sit some where for a while.


    Answer by louise2 at 7:21 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • 3 minutes in time-out. But be warned, if a child is acting out, they may do the same in time-out. It might take 45 minutes or longer to get a child to stay in time-out for 3 minutes.

    Answer by JSD24 at 7:23 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I do a time out but it's only effective if you don't overuse it. Something that has helped me is setting an actual timer so my daughter doesn't ask me constantly if she's finished. ;)

    Answer by Nonoluna at 7:31 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • time out and he must say sorry after it end or he stays on time out
    if he gets up from time out you put him back and the time re startsd untill he dose stay his 3 mins
    also use a stick chart for good behavour as you need to show him what you do was . we all fall into the trap of only giving stickers for doing something like helping but the trouth is you need to reword what you want if you want him nicly playing with his toys thats what you give him a sticker for its when there being so good you dont even think about them you need to say well done

    Answer by feralkitten at 7:48 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • We spanked our children for two things--disrespect and disobedience. We started when they were very young and had few problems. There were the occasional tests, of course, but I truly believe that children greatly benefit from being taught to obey and respect their parents. As in all of life, the pain that follows a bad decision goes a long way toward keeping a person from repeating his bad choice.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:20 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • time outs work great

    Answer by susaninman at 9:21 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • start with time-outs. If that doesn't work. Find their sweet spot and take away privlages like, tv, favorite toy. Yes they are old enough to understand!

    Answer by Amr515 at 11:54 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Here is a very helpful book! It explains why children act their age! Hope this the reviews on this book here:The Five Love Languages of Children

    Answer by josie726 at 10:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

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