3 year old terror

Trisa - posted on 11/16/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I just do not know what to do with my 3 year old son he refuses to listen to me at all he talks back spanking doesnt work yelling doesnt work time out doesnt work neither does taking things he likes i just dont know where to go from here please help

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Trisa - posted on 11/16/2015

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Thank you i will try this im such a sucker i think following threw is my biggest issue i always cave

Sarah - posted on 11/16/2015

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You need to be consistent and follow through each time....no empty threats. A lot is just doing it over and over and over until they learn. Yelling is not going to work....the moment you start to yell they tune you out. Spankings are also not very effective. Time outs work well but you have to do them right. There should be a time out spot that is not by tv, computer, electronic device, toys, or anything that could become a toy. He sits for 3 mins....if he gets up before 3 mins you put back (without saying anything), and time starts over. You do NOT communicate with him during the time out no matter what he says. You state before and after time out BRIEFLY why he is in time out. You MUST be CONSISTENT AND FOLLOW THROUGH EACH TIME!

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