Need recommendations for Disiplining my 4 1/2 year old!

Falicia - posted on 11/30/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 4 1/2 and recently has absolutely no respect for me. If I ask him to do something I get "No" or called a terrible name like "fool or idiot". I'm a single mom and have my son full time. He doesn't act out with his care giver or father. I have started the old fashioned Bar Of Soap for the language, however the attitude is not going anywhere. Please help !!!

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Sarah - posted on 12/01/2014

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If you are wanting him to do something then why are you asking if he wants to do it? Instead make it a statement. Then there are always choices. He can either do it or suffer the consequence for not doing it.....those could be a time-out, a privilege taken away, etc. Bar of soap is going to do nothing....as you have seen. It is more in how you are parenting instead of what you are using. You also need to be consistent and follow through with the consequences. My suggestion would be for you to read the book "The Connected Child" By Karyn Purvis.

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