Discipline

Brandi - posted on 06/08/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a 4 year old son who is so hard to discipline. He won't listen to me thinks its all funny and nothing seems to get to him. I have read it all and tried it all it seems. Any other ideas?

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Soleil - posted on 06/15/2010

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follow through. if you tell him he is going on time out, make sure he goes on time out. If you say he'n not getting dessert, don't give him dessert. If he knows you wont follow through, he's going to keep acting out. If you do follow through... my son hates having to put his nose on the wall. We used to do time outs, and he didn't care anymore about them, but the nose on the wall works every time.

Lisa-Marie - posted on 06/15/2010

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I don't know what you have tried but what has worked for me is a naughty bag. When my 4 year old boy is naughty something is taken from him and placed in the naughty bag. It is usually what ever he is most interested in at the time - a new dvd or faviourite toy for that week ect. Sometime the naughty bag is nearly full before he gets the point. I think it is always important to explian why it is going in too (I am putting this in your naughty bag because you .............. and that is not acceptable.) Then he has to do some thing good to recieve something back out of the naughty bag. That can either be doing something on purpose (like making his bed) or just playing nicely by himself. I will praise the good behaviour and give him something back - also explaining what he was doing good to get it back - (I really appreciate the way you made your bed straight away when I asked you to - am so lucky to have a good boy like you)
This has worked really well for me and usually now just the threat of something going into the naughty bag is enough to stop his bad behaviour.
Good luck.

Sarah - posted on 06/14/2010

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Time outs work for my kids most of the time. Also, I count 1.. 2.. 3.. if i get to 3 I will "help" them get to their time out or remove them from what they are not supposed to be doing. Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you!

Kelly - posted on 06/14/2010

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I feel the same way, My Son is 2 and it seems like he listens to everyone else, even after he is punished he goes back to doing the same thing. I really don't know what to do other than to get a lot more strict, I don't want him to get worse as he gets older, I hope you find a punishment method that works. Is there something that he likes to do or play with that he really cares about, maybe if you take that away from him he will realize that if he don't behave he wont get his favorite toy.

Jessica - posted on 06/14/2010

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what kind of things have you tried? time outs? standing in the corner? grounding from toys? corpral?

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