Camille - posted on 01/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My husband and I are very active with our kids and up until now my 4 yr old daughter was disciplined and respectful. All of the sudden she has started breaking rules and being disrespectful and I don't know how to handle it effectively (ie, not just punish but teach). Yesterday she emptied out every lotion bottle,ointment, powder, etc in her brother's room while she was supposed to be napping. Today she pulled the curtain off her window to use as a "picnic blanket". She is coloring on the walls and encouraging her 2 yr old brother to break rules. I'm very upset and feel like the standard 1-2-3-Magic technique doesn't work. She waits UNTIL after 3 to do anything! I'm sure some of this is normal developmental phase but I don't want her to turn into a nightmare. Any clever advice??