what is thr best way to discilpine a mouthy 4 year old?

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Morgan - posted on 05/28/2009

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Children hate to sit! If your child will not mind you tell him/her that you are going to count to 3 and if you get to 3 they must sit in time out. If you get to 3 make them sit for how ever old they are..in your case 4 min. Do not start the time unless they sit there with out getting up. After there time is up ask them what they did to get them there and have them tell you that they are sorry, There is nothing worse for a child having fun to stop everthing and sit. It may be a fight to get them to sit there but it will get better and it is worth it. After a little bit of time the will see that you mean what you say ( if you stike to it) and will stop being bad as soon as you say 1!

Claire - posted on 05/28/2009

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my 4 year old is the same so i have introduced a behaviour chart. I only have to say, "do you want a nuaghty sticker on your chart?" and he toes the line now. I told him naughty stickers mean no tv that day and if he gets more good stickers than bad he could have a small chocolate treat at the end of the week. His dad takes the chart to his house too, which helps.

have you tried sudocream for the nappy rash? it works brilliantly on rashes, burns and dry cracked skin etc.

Annie - posted on 05/28/2009

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When my son was 3 I took his shopping to the $2 dollar shop and he chose his 'naughty chair'. A cute little plastic blue one. He knew what it was about and when it was to be used - yes it gots lots of use. About 4 we started the behaviour chart and we let him chose the reward for the end of the week, he chose things like going ot the park to feed the ducks and going for a family bike ride etc etc. It worked wonders because he had some control and ownership over the entire process. At 5 (nearly 6) we take things away from him for a week at a time. If the behaviour continues the week increases to two etc etc. We do however allow him to earn days back by improving his behaviour. We find it works wonders.

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2009

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how about trying taking away his favourite toys and only giving them back when he starts being good,i have a 4 yr old boy so i know wot ur going thru. reward charts work really well too

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Morgan - posted on 05/28/2009

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When you have a set way of disciplineing your child make sure that when he goes with another family member or a sitter that they know and understand how to handle the situation. Also talk to that person about it infront of your child befoe leaving him or her so that they know that the person that they are with will do the same if they are bad. You could also tell them that if the are you when you are apart that you are going to give them something for being a good boy or girl

Joanne - posted on 05/28/2009

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i will have to try them and see if they will work on my kids cause i dont knowwhow much more i can put up with

Joanne - posted on 05/28/2009

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i have tried that one it dont seem to work cause its only seems to be happeing since he went on hols with my mother in law and her partner and have you any advice on a severe nappy rash which my 10 month old has got

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