How do i control my eldests daughters behaivor?

Claire - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 in 2 weeks and she is really naughty she does things to get into trouble all the time and the naughty step dont work. She can be so loving though to me and her younger sister but when it comes to her doing something that i ask her to do it never happens. Her speach is also very poor but improving im not to sure if i should see my health visitor about her behaivor and her speach.



Any suggestions will be a great help Thankyou,



A very stressed mother Claire xxxx

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Claire - posted on 09/01/2009

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Thankyou very much for you suggestions iv already asked charlie to help make a sticker chart and bought some stickers she is making a rite mess making it with me but is enjoying her self i have also put her sisters name on it to encourage them both to work together to earn stickers together ill let you know if it works. Thanx agen Claire xxx

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Julie - posted on 08/31/2009

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If her speech is poor than early intervention with a speech therapist would help her a ton since she is still so young. The earlier the better for that kind of thing. As far as behavoir goes at that age its hard for 3yr olds to understand negitive consequences. I would try a simple sticker chart. You can call it her caught you being good chart. So start by giving a sticker for everything good she is doing and then when you see her start to get in a mood remind her that she can earn a sticker for staying calm or listening to the directions. Sometimes if that doesnt work you can do the kind where if she earns 3 stickers than she gets a prize. Like an extra book at bed time or something like that. Hope that helps = )

Heidi - posted on 08/31/2009

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I don't know if this will help or not, but here's couple suggestions....1st start a schedule and stick to a routine (it's hard at first, but it really helps) 2nd write down the things that she does to get in trouble and set a specific disipline that she gets when she does those things (time outs....things taken away...ect) and the hardest part is stick to it no matter what, and be consistant. It'll take time, but it should help...good luck!

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