Misbehaving 3yr old, NEED HELP!!

Tiffany - posted on 11/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need some advice.

I have a almost 4yr old little girl and she has become quite the little (brat) sorry to say. She screams at you, tells you no, does'nt do what shes told and if you told her to not do something she turns around and does it all over again. I have put her in time-out every time shes done some wrong, Shes even sat there for a full 10mins I've even taken all her toys away.

I have two neighbors in my complex that use to come over all the time. One neighbor has a 6yr old little boy and is the most disrespectful and very misbehaving child I have seen. He hits his mom and does other things like fight with my daughter. I have come to realization that the two needed to be separated which I have done.

My other neighbor has a almost 2yr old little girl and she use to come over to play with my daughter all the time, but what I've noticed when she comes over is she gets into everything of mine from stuff on my entertainment stand, bathroom etc. I have done everything in my power to get the little girl to listen but when I do this the mother just sits there and lets her do what she is doing (which I find very wrong). So now they don't come over much now.

I have no idea if my daughter being around these kids have set a bad example to her or if this is just an age where she acts out. I'm running out of ideas and could really use some advice before I rip all my hair out.

Please help.

Thanks

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Tiffany - posted on 11/30/2012

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Thank you for the replies. I have taken things from my daughter. All her toys have been put up about the only thing I haven't taken yet is the T.V. I'm debating whether to take that or not. She is also wetting the bed now, and peeing in her pants during the day. I cant tell if its for attention or if something else is going on. Not really sure what to do there.

She seems to have gotten a little better and that's with the help of my Boyfriend and help from my mom. I guess I will continue with the timeouts and I was also thinking of doing a chart and put stickers on the days shes good and has kept her room cleaned etc.

Thank you again for the replies :)

Sarah - posted on 11/29/2012

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My son is 2 1/2 and a fairly well behaved child, I have implicated time outs since he was 1 ish. But I've noticed when he spends time with my niece, who is a year old and has very little consistent discipline, he gets all buck wild. He yells, he tells me no and stop it, he hits, pulls hair, etc. When it comes to that and the time-outs don't work, I start taking away things that really mean something to him like movie time or his cars or coloring etc. When he starts acting up (even when it has nothing to do with time spent with my niece), he can get very out of control so the time outs get extreme. If he tells me no I put him in time-out, if he throws himself onto the floor I put him in time out, if he throws toys I put him in time-out. It's exhausting and sometimes I feel like I'm being extreme, but after a couple days his behavior starts to improve.

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2012

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It is the age my daughter is doing the same things, she is at her worst when she is tired. If she has had a good sleep she can be really good.

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