How can I get my 3 year old to sit still and listen for any period of time?

Karen - posted on 05/19/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I cannot even get him to sit still while eating. It's very frustrating. He won't sit still unless we are in the car going down the road.

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Loren - posted on 05/19/2011

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I know exactly what you mean my 3 yr old does the same thing and i don't know how to get her to sit. She really can't even sit long enough to watch a movie.. let me know what u come up with please

Ann - posted on 05/19/2011

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A couple suggestions:

Running for 5 min. before eating

Clenching every muscle in his body & then releasing 3X's

Putting on classical music

Saying matter-of-factly"We eat at the table, not play. Please eat sitting still. If you cannot sit still, you may leave the table until you calm down."

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