how do you deal with a toddler who is constantly misbehaving and doesn't listen to correction???

Anne-marie - posted on 11/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my toddler is constantly playing up....

tells me no, shouts at me, tells me ssshhhh be quiet, tells me im naughty when I've said she's bein naughty!

Say No! I dont want to! Rarrrrr..... im ripping my hair out!!!

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Kylie - posted on 11/21/2009

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I think it is just something all children go through at that age, I dont know any mother who's child was perfect. with me I have tried everything but AI think time outs are teaching my boys. I have no toys in either of my childs bedrooms and whenever they do something they know they havnt been allowed to do I put them in their room. My youngest for about 1 min and half and my eldest for about 5 mins. I give them 2 warnings before they "go to their room" as a result my 3 year old I think is very well behaved (for a 3 year old LOL) and my 1 and a half year old is slowly learning not to climb on tales LOL. You are not the only one going through this :-)

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Lisa - posted on 11/21/2009

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Toddlers need lots of attention and praise try not to make a big deal of bad behavior,but really praise good.And dont ever argue with her when she is shouting at u,try using a naughty chair it works for all my 4 kids i do it with my 2 year old.But always give her 1 warning and then the naughty chair if she doesnt stop.Only give it a couple of mins then get her to say sorry then av a cuddle and forget about it.

Martina - posted on 11/21/2009

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jigsaws are great my son who is almost 3 loves them and as long as hes got something to do he dosnt misbehave as soon as the jigsaws finished he starts running and screaming, also walking after billy has been for a walk hes so much more chilled coz kids dnt no how to relese energy without runnin around and in the winter they get cabin fever coz of it! toddlers are like adults that have had too many red bulls!

Chris - posted on 11/21/2009

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is she bored?? do you give her plenty of activities to get involved with? toddlers have very active minds and constantly want to play and be involved in what you are doing.
my 2 year old loves helping me get meals ready, so she stands on a chair besides me and helps to prepare the veg, or we make cakes and jam tarts together. or she will stand at the sink for ages playing washing up. put in some fairy liquid and some plastic bowls, cups ect.
we do play shh games with lula and she laughs her head off,if possible turn it into a game to make her laugh when she starts so you both forget that its rude to do that.
if you laugh and play a lot with her,you use a happy tone of voice
then when she is being naugthy use a low firm tone with her, then she knows shes in trouble, and if you say your going to do something as a consequence of said behaviour then make sure you do it e.g remove a toy or sweets

Samantha - posted on 11/21/2009

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gee thats tricky,im not sure i can really help you much,but my 19mnth old daughter is doing similar things.....tho her main thing is just looking for anything shes not allowed to have and gets in2 it!!! and i mean anything! some things you wouldn even think of! im just letting you know that ur not alone.we have tried,yelling,explaining,time out,smacks on th hand,taking toys away,restricting her sugar,everthin u could imagine!!!! n we haven had much luck at all......sh used to b so well behaved!!! lol

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