We have a 3 1/2 year old. She is a smart child, creative, well spoken, but, extremely stong willed. The problem is at bedtime, she REFUSES to go to bed by flat out saying "I am not going to bed, I am not tired" and it seems to be an almost nightly thing. We do have a night time routin of bath, favorite DVD, three books read then bedtime. She loses favorite toys because of refusing to go to sleep for discipline. Then she wll do things like hit me in the stomach because she knows mommy has been sick (stomach condition) and will pull on my clothes, etc. I will eventually lock her out of our room (her room is across the hall from ours) because she will not stay in her bed and she will hit my bedroom door with toys while its closed. What is the easy way to get a child like this to sleep? She usually is up having a tamtrum till around 10 to 11 pm.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Jan. 2, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Val504 at 10:55 PM on Jan. 2, 2009
I know I'm going to get bashed, but I think your daughter needs a good spanking. We got spanked a few times and then knew better. Locking her out of the room is giving her all the power, she needs to know that you're the boss and clearly she doesn't respect you as the parent or adult.
I am not going to bash you at all. We have tried this method. Would you like to know my child's response? She laughs and asks me to spank her again. Spanking works for some children, mine is not one of them.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on Jan. 2, 2009