I am having problems with my 3 1/2 year old son who doesn't listen to anything I say?

Shannon - posted on 05/15/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 1/2 year old is ignoring everything I tell him not to do, but when a stranger tell him not to do it; he will listen. I'm having a difficult time with him and I'm not sure what I should do that doesn't cause me to spank him...

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Leana - posted on 05/17/2009

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hey shannon i agree with vallire..ive got a 4 yr old gal who likes 2 push the boundaries!! iwhen i ask her 2 do or not do smthn n she refuses i always warn her that i will count 2 3 n if she still wnt listen i start countn n if i get 2 three she goes on chair or corner away frm me..stays there 4 4 mins..they soon get the hang of it if u r consistant with time out..dnt eva make the mistake of sayn it n not goin threw with it coz itl undo it n they will keep testn the boundaries..gives them security with havn boundaries then they no where they stand n wats cumn next..hope this encourages u!! U CAN DO IT!!lol

Vallire - posted on 05/15/2009

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My son is 4 years old and I have the same problem. He never wants to do what I tell him, what I have been doing is time out in the corner. It has started to show improvement, and it is hard to do because he may be in time out 5 or 6 times in an hour. If my son does not want to pick up his toys, he stands in time out until he agrees to pick his toys up. Every kid is different but this is starting to work for my son.

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