my 5 year old step son does not listen to me at all. ive tried everything from spanking, time outs, sending him to a corner, putting his nose on the fridge, taking his toys away, talking to figure why, sending him to his room. he listens for about 5 minutes or so then goes right back to what he was doing that got him in trouble in the first place. he continiues to do this all throughout the day. i came in to his life a year and a half ago, so i do realize that it could be that hes not used to someone discipling him. but you would think that after a year and a half he would be used to it. before his father got custody of him and his 4 year old sister they were neglected by there mother. they didnt learn to start speaking until a couple months after i came into their life and they are a little slower with understanding because of it. any advice on how to deal with a 5 year old with behaviour problems?
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Answer by stepmom929 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 7, 2009Credits: 920 Level 12
Make rules simple and clear. And i mean that -- no general rules like be good.Â What is good? What does it look like?Â What do I do to be "good" in this situation?Â TEACH THE RULES.... Kids are not born knowing what is right and if there was no rules b/fÂ don't expect them to know them now.Â
Post them and the consequences (you can even talk toghether about the rules and reasons and the consequences etc.). So that he has a chance to develop a true understanding as to the whys and hows.
Have positive and neg. consequences. -- PRAISE and Reward good behaviour too (something that we often forget.
BE CONSISTANT. and have patience -- its going to take a LOOOOONG time and NO KID gets it right ALL the time or even most of the time. And these have a lot of baggage to go through too.
GOod luck mom.
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