My daughter is spoiled...HELP!

Brittany - posted on 02/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 year old daughter and I'm a stay at home mom. My daughter is very spoiled and I have a hard time disciplining her. Telling her no is very hard- what do you guys suggest I do as far as disciplining her? Please help

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Brittany - posted on 02/28/2013

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Thanks sarah , this is the exact answer.i was looking for ! I appreciate it (:

Sarah - posted on 02/28/2013

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Big thing is to be consistant and follow through. You have to remember that your job as a parent is to prepare them for the world so they can be sucessful. If you give in to everything she wants how does that prepare her for school, friends, job, etc. Not too many people want to be friends with a "brat" , not too many teachers are going to allow the child to do what they want all the time. And there are not too many bosses that are going to put up with much without firing the person. Sometimes (or should I say most of the time) being a parent is hard. You have to tell them "no" you have to listen to them whine, you have to deal with tantrums and that does not stop as they get older. You have to make decisions about how to teach, guide, and keep them safe. You have to use your knowledge and wisedom to then set boundries and rules. You will have to say "no" no matter how hard it is knowing that you are the parent and have more insight and wisedom then a child. You are going to have to listen to the whining and the tantrum that comes with saying no and setting limits. I will tell you the older they get the harder this becomes if you wait. Ignore the trantrum and the whining that is for attention and to get her way. If she is use to you giving in then at first this is going to be big. She knows what works and will try to get you to cave. When she realizes that you are not going to cave it will get better. When she misbehaves there are many different ways to deal with that. You can take the item away if the misbehavior is due to an item. You can do time outs (Yes they do work, but you have to be consistant and follow through EACH time). You can take away something she really enjoys.....at her age right now it needs to be something that is not too long term as she becomes older it can be further out, but still keep it within a reasonable time frame.

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