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Grunting/Outwardly pouting

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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 My 4 year old has started doing this annoying pouting/grunting thing every time he gets mad at something or someone (which is quite often). It has been going on for a few months, at first I started with ignoring it and then I put him in timeout and told him it didn't start until he was quiet. I'm at my wits end with this! Does anyone elses child do this or have they done this?

by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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UnIdentiFiedOne
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM
Just about every four year old on earth...

Lol.
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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Continue to ignore it .  Encourage him to use big boy words to express how he is feeling.  If he feels like pouting, he can go to his room and do it from there so the household isnt disrupted by his displeasure.

mom112207
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

 What should I do if he does this in public?

 

kriss1023
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:16 PM
At least it's not your (then) 9 year old hissing and growling at people. That was annoying.

I think you just continue to ignore, he will get tired of it when he realizes he's not getting the reaction he wants.
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cherrywaves21
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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It's his way of expressing his anger. Would you prefer a full on meltdown? He's four not fourteen this is perfectly acceptable and normal behaviour.
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