Caitlin - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 3 1/2 year old daughter will NOT listen to me at all. A lot of the times I feel like the world's worst mom because 1) I can't control my own daughter and she never listens 2) when she doesn't listen I get mad/angry and most of the time yell. I HATE yelling at her, and I know that it just makes the situation worse and is absolutely no good for her, myself, or our relationship. I need help! How do I get her to listen? And how I can I stop yelling at her? I know that last question sounds simple..."just stop" but it's harder than it sounds. I get so frustrated. I just wish I knew other ways to get her to listen. And actually, even when I yell, she still doesn't listen...which really isn't a big surprise. I just don't know what to do and desperately need some help/advice.