how do u get a 3 yr old child to stop acting like a 16 yr old.

Maria - posted on 05/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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she thinks that she is older than what she is, im getting all the huffing and puffing, the cheek and the back chat, not listening and just generally acting more like a teenager. sometimes i just wish that she would act her age a bit more, then people would'nt expect to much from her.....

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Kids copy what they see. She is three and you are the adult and you don't argue with a child, if she misbehaves she gets put in time out and ignored, then you start again. Most three year olds have short attention spans to start with, so you don't try to reason with them. They get short consistant instructions and short consistant timeouts.

Michelle - posted on 05/11/2009

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i sometimes have it with my 3 yr old boy, my advice s stop arguing bk, coz thats my fault, i always argue with him and i shouldn't, coz he is only 3, ignore her behaviour, if she going for ur reaction, if she see she don't get a reaction then she will change it.

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