Jenny - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My nephew is 4 years old with a 2 year old sister. Recently his behavior has gone from that of an average well behaved child to that of a rude, demanding, argumentative demon child! He has bullied and teased his sister to the point that all he has to do is look at her and lift a finger and she squeals - literally. There is nothing you can ask of him that he doesn't find a way to be argumentative about. Everything that worked to dicipline and correct behavior no longer does. Timeouts of any length are out, quiet room alone time is out, taking away toys/tv is out, reducing outdoor play time is out, removing special treats....none of these things work anymore. My sister is at her wits end and I don't know what to suggest anymore either. You can chastise him and the minute you turn your back he is back at whatever the bad behavior was or a variation of it. Does anyone have any suggestions of what might help to correct this behavior?? What has worked for others?