how do you un-spoil an only child. I need help!

Erica - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 13 months old and she is so spoiled i dont know what to do. If someone is not holding her or playing with her, she is screaming at me. she has all kinds of toys but all she wants to do is be in my face all the time. I am a full time student and I need time to myself to do my homework. What should i do to help her become more self sufficient.

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well i'm no expert, but put her with her toys and leave her there for a bit..if she continues to fuss..I'd put her in her room or her crib...especially if you have a baby gate in her door way, that way she has to stay in her room..when she stops..bring her out again..that's what we do with our little girl just to let her know that her behavior is not okay...she'll take a bit of time, but she'll get the hint. Hope it works for you too

Ala Ala - posted on 03/10/2010

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iguess consistency and making her know you mean business. time out is good if she insists. you just need to put your foot down. otherwise you'll end up having to deal with her being spoiled through out her years of growing up

Maddie - posted on 03/10/2010

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hi there i had the same problem with my son, untill i put him into nursery, i didnt put him in nurery till he was 3 but some of my friends kids have been in nursery since they were 1, i think its the being around other kids they learn that they have to share weather that is toys or people, good luck xxx

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