my son has developed a nasty habit of answeering bac ne ideas????

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JoAnne - posted on 12/13/2009

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Time outs have never worked with my children, being under 5 it really doesn't work. It may for you but I have a daughter who has a mouth on her. The first time she does it I tell her that it hurts my feeling when she talks like that. We have a mood chart that we change 3 times a day, once in the morning, lunch time, and right before bed.
The chart contains her mood (Happy, sad, angry, ect) then it has a spot where we have a good and naughty. If they stay good all day they get a special treat before bed, if they stay good for an entire week they get a treasure from the treasure box, if they stay good for an entire month with only 3 slips they get 1 hour of uninterrupted mommy time.

This helps with many different things that she has gone through. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but time out just make my kids angier.
I hope this helps a little.

Becky - posted on 12/06/2009

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First time: "I don't like it when you talk to me like that. It is not respectful. Next time, time out.



Next time: 3 minute time out (hold him in if he won;t sit on his own) Have him tell you why he is in time out. If he can't, you tell him.



Everytime: Time out and conversation. Be consistent.



Good Luck! (We're dealing with this with my girl with sticking her tongue out and making fart noises!)

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