Bulou Mereseini - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 84 weeks and is very very cheeky, he scream a lot and never listen to a word i say....? I feel like smacking him but feel sorry for him, how can i teach him ??????


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Christine - posted on 04/16/2010




my son use to do this to and i too felt like smacking him. we did the time out hed just look at us and walk took a wjile but we worked out the only way for him to take me seriously was to take his fav toy away.and bingo it we can do the time out and he stays there then when we let him off he gives us a kiss and a cuddle.all i have to say is time out and stops.....

Carrie - posted on 04/16/2010




In our home we use timeout. 1 min. per age of the child...1 = 1min, 2 = 2mins., etc. Have him sit on a chair or stool in a safe place that you can keep an eye on him like hallway, familyroom, etc. Make sure to set a timer, because us moms get busy sometimes. :-) Give him a warning first and if he continues then he goes to timeout. If he gets out of timeout, put him back. It is important to stay calm, because they can feel your tension. Tell him why he is going to timeout and he has to sit there for x amount of time. Don't talk to him or let him have any toys during the timeout. Make sure the timeout spot is the same spot everytime. When timeout is over sit him down with you somewhere besides the timeout spot and explain to him why he was in timeout. Have him apologize for his behavior. Tell him you love him and give him a big hug. :-) This works for us, but every family is different and it might not work for yours. Another option is positive reinforcement such as a small toy or trip for not yelling or hitting in a situation where they normally would. Good luck and I am sure you will find something that works for your family. :-)

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