How do I handle a very defiant and stubborn 4 year old?

Shambra - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 4 year old daughter is very defiant and stubborn. She continually gets into my stuff like my makeup, jewelry box, sewing stuff. I have told her time and time again that she is not to touch my stuff but she continues to do it. I have been very firm and consistent with the discipline and she still does it. Every time my back is turned she gets into something. I have been battling this for 6 to 8 months now. Any suggestions on what to do to break her or a discipline that might work. Please.


Bonnie - posted on 04/11/2012




Hmm at the age of 4 I don't think she should be getting into things still. She is likely just curious with those items because she sees you use them. I would hide them out of her reach if you can. Have you tried time out every time she does it or taking something of hers away that she enjoys?

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