My 4 year old son, soon to be 5, has been acting up immensely lately. I see traces of his father's attitude in him, I'm not sure what to do about it!!! (my children's father and I are not together anymore).

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I don't a four year old yet, but if I were you I would just try to do waht Jemima said and also be consistent with time outs. From what I have read, children need boundries that are clearly set for them and that need to be upheld. Hope this helps! I have a feeling that my one and a half year old is going to be the same way when he truns four.

Heidi - posted on 04/28/2009

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Be consistant, and let him know you're there to listen. If it gets too out of hand though I would look into a good play therapist. I took my daughter to one when the court made changes to her visitation schedule with her father, and it helped immensely. A good therapist can pinpoint the problem and help you find the right solution for you. But mostly just having a routine or consistant schedule helps.

Ann-Marie - posted on 04/28/2009

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maybe his takin his anger out on u an blames u for the break up i no my eldest daughter who is 7 doon missed her da when we broke up but i sat her down an explained to her tat sometimes in life mother an father dont get on an its not fair to b always arguin in front of them an its better we seperate, she sees her da once a wk an gets on very well now wit my new partner. its just known how to communicate wit ur children really helps alot an listen to wat they ave to say too an understand them.

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My daughter has done the same thing, she sees him only on friday's his choice. at first i was lossing it, yelling and not thinking of how her dad did the same things. and then i stepped back and let her tell me why she was saying or acting that way it has helped alot. not always perfect but helps

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My daughter has done the same thing, she sees him only on friday's his choice. at first i was lossing it, yelling and not thinking of how her dad did the same things. and then i stepped back and let her tell me why she was saying or acting that way it has helped alot. not always perfect but helps

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