Mandy - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have an almost 3 year old girl. She is defiant mostly because she wants to control (so you know it) every situation. We used to do time outs in the corner but no longer do that because if you specify where she needs to be, she'll do something such as, fine, if you put me here, i'll move around just a bit or turn around so I'm in time out, but I'm in control. So we've switched to shutting her in her bedroom for the T-O. That seems to be working well because we controlled the situation and she can't do anything to get out of it. But she is getting more and more aggressive-- screaming, hitting objects and throwing things. How do you deal with these sort of children. And yes, I give her options all the time and she DOES understand that she was given a choice. Such as, "you can do what mommy asked or you can have a consequence". BTW, i posted this thread for some CREATIVE ideas because I've tried the usual.