Tonya - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )
My 3 year old does not listen. I certainly don't want to be the mom that spanks a child at every corner we turn or the mom that yells everytime she's mad. How can I make him listen!! I can put him in time out all day long and he just keeps getting up. I don't mind sitting there and putting him back into time out. I did it for 2.5 hours one evening, but I don't always have 2.5 hours for him to realize I'm going to win and can stick with it. There are times (like when I'm in a rush to get out the door for work and get them to day care) that I give in and give him what he wants just to get out the door. My sone is 3 and I also have a two year old that sees it and it won't be long before I'm battling them both. I've had the advise to give a good "butt-Whipping", and I can't lie...he's had it. But coming from a childhood where I received more than my fair share of beatings, I do not want that fear and emotional handicap for my children. Can someone offer some good advice? Thanks!! Help! LOL!