What is the best way to deal with a very sassy 3 1/2 yr old who

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Melanie - posted on 12/17/2008

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I'm trying something new with my 4 yr old sassy girl and some people may not agree with the approach but I think it's good to try some different things as timeout hasn't worked well for my girl either. I sat my 4 yr old down this weekend and told her that she will start every day with 10 m&m's. Every time she doesn't listen (I always give one warning) or she talks sassy, I take one away. And as the days goes on and she shows excellent behavior she has a chance to earn some back. Anyway, it's been working as she's really into counting how many she gets and getting the entire 10 is her goal. She's not even that into eating them much either - last night she only ate half of them. I think it 's more the thought of wanting to do better....and making us proud. Good luck!

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Kojo - posted on 01/16/2015

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i have this rude little girl in my class room and she calls people rached and stuff like that i even have 3 little girls who are 9-11 come down to my class and they are ready to beat that girl down so what do i do?

Natalie - posted on 12/17/2008

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In re: to the M&M's we do a similar thing with sleeping. We have problems with Logan staying in bed at night so we let him know if he stays in bed and doesn't get up he gets a snowflake on his calendar in the morning.

I think reward systems are great and can teach several different lessons, not just behavioral. With the calendar not only are we changing a behavior but we count how many days to Christmas, we talk about the days of the week and we go through learning about yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Wendi - posted on 12/17/2008

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time out hasn't been working w/ my sassy 2 1/2 yr old, so we moved to sending her to her room all the way away from the action... it sometimes works the other days it's one of those I am not so sure what to do with her... maybe duck tape :) jk

Natalie - posted on 12/17/2008

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I tell my son to go to his room and when he is ready to be nice he can come join the family. He usually comes out on his own and apologizes. I then ask him what he is apologizing for just to make sure he understands why he wasn't allowed in the room with us and not just saying sorry to get out of trouble.

Kristan - posted on 12/17/2008

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It is a 3 1/2 yr old girl. I have tried the "time out" chair. I have tried having her to count to 10 to calm herself and regroup. Those things just aren't working anymore.

Jessie - posted on 12/17/2008

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anytime they are sassy you have them go sit down in a quiet place ( have a designated spot at home) or corner and tell them when they are ready to be nice and talk to mommy sweet again then they can come out.. worked with 2 out of my 3 boys.. still does with my 12 year old..

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