Briana - posted on 10/04/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hello Moms (and dads),
My husband and I are at our wits end with our very stubborn 4 year old. Everything is a battle, gettting dressed, brushing teeth, eating dinner, even when I suggest something fun to do he complains he wants something else. This is newer behavior but is taking a toll on our family. We've tried making it fun, races, timeouts, yelling, all with consistancy but nothing works. It's like he shuts down when he's asked to listen, which isn't going over very well in preschool either.
1) I am wondering is anyone else is having challenges like this with their 3/4 year old. Just to make me feel better ;-)
2) If you have a stubborn child do you have any advice for what has worked for you.
I know that just like adults all children are different and what works for one might now work for others, and I love my sons unique personality, but something has got to give.
Thanks for any words of wisdom.