My 2 year old wont stop shouting at me.

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I have a daughter who is 3 in November! In the last 3 weeks all she has done is none stop shouting at me if i ask her to do something or not to chuck something, shes shouts real loud at me with no and i don't want to, when i try and exsplain anything to her she just shouts over the top of my voice so she can not hear me and then i try the naughty step but that don't seem to work either. I always get down to her level and i try and tell her why she was put on there but all she does is cry so loud or shout again so she can not hear what i am saying. It's getting really hard now as i am 6 months pregnant. finding it very stressful and am at my wits end! I just find myself losing my temper with her more and more and snaping at her which i know will only make matters worse! please help!

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Kate - posted on 07/02/2012

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I've never used a car seat. It was just something I heard to keep a kid in time out.

After re-reading what I wrote, I didnt explain myself correctly. I'm not suggesting that you use her bedroom as a punishment- just as a place where she can go to calm down. You jist explain to her that shes obviously upset angery or w/e and she needs to take a min to settle down. We have used this method with our daughter and now she's old enough to go to her room by herself.

This morning she was working on a puzzle. The dog came running through the room and knocked it over. She didn't say a word. Just walked upstairs. When she came down ten min later, she said "I wanted to hit Molly (the dog), but I didnt cause we don't hurt our pets"

Don't make her stay there. Its not a punishment. Just give her the option to take a moment to calm down. You can't stop her from being upset- but you can help her manage the upset feelings constructively.

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I don't agree with using the bedroom as a punishment area as itw hard enough getting her to sleep in there. Don't want to make her hate her bedroom too. I also don't agree with strapping her into something as a naughty thing. Thanks for your advice as I'm sure you found it useful. Me personaly will not be using this.method.

Kate - posted on 07/02/2012

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I would ignore the yelling. When she starts yelling put her in her room and tell her that she can come out when she is ready to stop yelling at you. When she's done yelling she can come out and be nice. It's the same basic principle as time out, just eaiser to inforce. An other idea would be to get a car seat for her time outs- that way she has to sit. Just make sure its not the same as the one you use in the car.

Check out "love and logic" it worked well for our now four year old.

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