getting my 3year old to listen to me

Nathierah - posted on 11/12/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Okay so my son don't listen to me and I even find myself crying at times asking myself what am I doing wrong, yelling, giving a hiding at times also don't help what is left to do I'm desparate for help

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Ev - posted on 11/12/2015

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You answered your question. Yelling and spanking do not always cut it. Spanking is an outdated method anymore. Yelling just forces the child to continue to do things and they learn to ignore you. You need to tell him in as few words as possible what is expected of him at home and out and that if he does not follow through you will leave or there will be some consequence to deal with. Be consistent and do not back down. It will take time to get him to do what you want. When he does do something that is okay then praise him for it. Consistency is the need here.

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Dove - posted on 11/12/2015

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Be calm and consistent and very patient... as hard as that is to accomplish. ALL of my kids were difficult at 3... it is frustrating, but very, very normal.

Ev - posted on 11/12/2015

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{{{You need to tell him in as few words as possible what is expected of him at home and out and that if he does not follow through you will leave or there will be some consequence to deal with. Be consistent and do not back down. It will take time to get him to do what you want. When he does do something that is okay then praise him for it. Consistency is the need here.}}} That is what you do!

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