Controlling my four year old son

Mariyam - posted on 04/28/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Tell me how to control my four year old naughty , bossy and uncontrollable son.

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Barbara - posted on 05/04/2013

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Four year old kids are perfect mommy helpers. I agree with Elfrieda. Give your little tyke something to do and encourage him to 'help' mommy. Age appropriate is the key and lots of praise when he masters the activity so he will know he has pleased you. If he's acting out with other children (siblings or friends at a play date) then it's time for a timeout Give him the option to behave better, then remove him to a private location. He misses out for four minutes and he needs to apologize to you for his actions. Don't engage him during his time out, if he leave the bench or stool the time out starts over until he sits quietly for the full four minutes. He needs to learn this before he starts kindergarten at 5, so starting now is a good chance for him to learn to control this behavior himself.

Elfrieda - posted on 04/28/2013

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Maybe by giving him more responsibilities? I find when our 3 year old is acting out, he just needs a little more to do. (things we did: he's responsible for lining up the shoes neatly in the entryway, he brings the jam to the table for breakfast, he helps feed the cat, he has to push his chair in after every meal, hang up his coat on the hook) If he's bossy, give him something to be boss over. (like the shoes in the entryway - he's in charge of them)

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Cary - posted on 04/29/2013

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I have a three year old son. He does the same thing.What i do is let him to be bossy in a play. when he gets naughty he is not allowed to wath his favourite movie for 2 days..i hope it will help good luck

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