Momof1 - posted on 05/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay, so my son is 3 and a half. I'd say since about February he has been acting out more and more. He goes to daycare 2 days a week (since he was a couple months under 3.) He likes it and behaves. I have only gotten 3 bad reports, although that is more then I want, about him not being nice to his friends. He is whining more, yelling more and talking back. I have always been the tougher parent. Straight to time out, taking toys, but recently my husband has been complying with what I do. I also don't want to resort to yelling all the time. I feel horrible whenever I flip out.
When I put him in time out, I sit him on his bed and have him sit there for 3 minutes. If he is yelling or whining, I wait until he has stopped crying, then I tell him what time he can get up. EX: If he asks to play games on my phone and I say no, he yells and says yes. I tell him that my answer was no and then if he doesn't listen, straight to time out. He has also started crying more when he gets scolded. Like if I say no, then I say it again, meaner, he will start crying.
He is relatively a good kid. He has manners, cleans up (although sometimes we have to tell him a bunch of times), helps when asked. He is also a good speaker. He can talk up a storm, so he does have a way to verbalize his feelings. I just don't know what else I can do to get him to behave. I'm so fed up with the whining and the yelling. He is not a spoiled child. As I said, when it comes to me, no means no and I don't change my mind. Any advice would be great. Thanks.