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Im listening to my iPod at full blast to drown out my child's crying. *etu*

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He's 7, not a baby.  And he problems with sassing back lately.  Just constantly being contrary and sassing back.

Today I told him he needed to get out of the bath.  He sweetly asked for more time, I said 5mins.  He asked for more.  I said ok.

25mins later I said "ok sweets, time to get out"

he replied with "no! I will not! I say when I get out NOT YOU!"

Well then.  I took the plug. Said sternly without yelling "you will get out this instant and get dressed young man." and walked out.

He got out, got dressed. I tucked him in and let him know since he was so ungrateful for the extra 25mins I gave him, I would be taking the time back by not reading him a story.  I reminded him if he escalated so would his consequence.

He is now in his room screaming and crying how he hates me, trying to bait me but not leaving his room. 

So Im listening to music instead of him hoping he falls asleep and feeling frustrated, mean and exhausted.


EDIT:

I want to thank all the moms who gave me such helpful suggestions and advice.  I used a timer tonight and explained the time would not be extended, that when it went off it was done.  When it went off I went in and took the plug and left him to come out on his own (he did in a reasonable time, after doing the butt slide thing lol).

He went to bed without arguments, escalation or battles.  

The timer and no negotiation suggestions were life savers, thanks to the 2 moms that made those suggestions! You guys rock!

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I love joplin when Im frustrated, calms me right down.


Quoting HippiePotPie279:

that's one of my favorites when I'm driving.

Quoting Anonymous:


Janis Joplin, piece of my heart 

Quoting HippiePotPie279:

he'll be alright. Glad to see not everyone on this site handles their kids like glass. lol...what song is playing right now?






LivysMama
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I agree with you! I'd be doing the same thing :)

momtolittleg
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM



Quoting jillbailey26:

If it were my kid, I'd go talk to him.  All that carrying on is a waste of time and energy.  If he has school tomorrow, he's just keeping himself up later and he may be a pain in the morning too.  So, I would discuss what happened, how to make it so it doesn't happen again, kiss him good night, and tell him it's time to settle down now.


My DD can't be reasoned with when she's worked up. For me, going in there would just incite another argument and make things escalate. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but saying YES SWEETIE YOU CAN HAVE AN EXTRA 25 MINUTES then getting him out of the bath 25 minutes later and THEN SAYING AFTER THE 25 MINUTES: NO YOU DON'T GET STORY TIME, 

YES THIS IS A PUNISHMENT. You're in denial if you think you're going to get a good mommy award tonight. Get off the cell phone and ipod and go read your child a freaking book, think of all those Sandy Ridge parents who wish they could have given their kid a 25 minute bath and then read their kid a book to sleep.

Quoting Anonymous:


he wasnt punished for getting extra 25 mins, smh.

Quoting Anonymous:

i AGREE WITH THE FIRST COMMENTER, That was very immature of you to discipline him for you giving im extra time, it's not a punishment to let him have an extra 25 minutes in the tub and you get 25 minutes free!




Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM



from experience with him, the more attention he gets the more he'll push his limits.  If I go in and talk to him he will think he got away with it.


Quoting jillbailey26:

If it were my kid, I'd go talk to him.  All that carrying on is a waste of time and energy.  If he has school tomorrow, he's just keeping himself up later and he may be a pain in the morning too.  So, I would discuss what happened, how to make it so it doesn't happen again, kiss him good night, and tell him it's time to settle down now.





jillbailey26
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM


Quoting momtolittleg:



Quoting jillbailey26:

If it were my kid, I'd go talk to him.  All that carrying on is a waste of time and energy.  If he has school tomorrow, he's just keeping himself up later and he may be a pain in the morning too.  So, I would discuss what happened, how to make it so it doesn't happen again, kiss him good night, and tell him it's time to settle down now.


My DD can't be reasoned with when she's worked up. For me, going in there would just incite another argument and make things escalate. 

Mine calm down when I tell them to, I refuse to talk to them over a screaming hissy fit.  I don't think they've ever done anything that the OP has described because we don't allow it.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

VannaMae307
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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I have a little sass mouth right now too, he's going to be 4 in march. I don't disagree with what you did. If mine did that I'd do the same, and if he didn't end it by bad mouthing me, I'd have still read him a book so I disagree with the first commenter all around. Let your music soothe the savage beast inside you mama lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM


hmmm..... Again, I think you need to go back and read the OP. and maybe calm your titties a bit hun :)

Quoting Anonymous:

Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but saying YES SWEETIE YOU CAN HAVE AN EXTRA 25 MINUTES then getting him out of the bath 25 minutes later and THEN SAYING AFTER THE 25 MINUTES: NO YOU DON'T GET STORY TIME, 

YES THIS IS A PUNISHMENT. You're in denial if you think you're going to get a good mommy award tonight. Get off the cell phone and ipod and go read your child a freaking book, think of all those Sandy Ridge parents who wish they could have given their kid a 25 minute bath and then read their kid a book to sleep.

Quoting Anonymous:


he wasnt punished for getting extra 25 mins, smh.

Quoting Anonymous:

i AGREE WITH THE FIRST COMMENTER, That was very immature of you to discipline him for you giving im extra time, it's not a punishment to let him have an extra 25 minutes in the tub and you get 25 minutes free!






jillbailey26
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

So screaming to the point that you have to put on headphones is okay to do?

Quoting Anonymous:

from experience with him, the more attention he gets the more he'll push his limits.  If I go in and talk to him he will think he got away with it.


Quoting jillbailey26:

If it were my kid, I'd go talk to him.  All that carrying on is a waste of time and energy.  If he has school tomorrow, he's just keeping himself up later and he may be a pain in the morning too.  So, I would discuss what happened, how to make it so it doesn't happen again, kiss him good night, and tell him it's time to settle down now.







"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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You asked for it.  Now you need to deal with it.

Next time set definite limits and stick to them.  Get a timer for the bathroom, set it for 15-20 min and when it goes of, bath is done.  End of story

You're letting your kid call the shots.  Better nip that in the bud.

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