Frustrating 3 year old!!

Rosemary - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have a 3 year old son who DOES NOT listen to anything I have to say. He's constantly yelling at me, hits and kicks walls, refuses to go to bed when he's supposed to, and recently he's been flushing random things down the toilet. I expected this kind of behavior when he was 2 but now it's just continuing and getting worse it seems. I've tried time outs, spankings, being calm, I've tried it all but nothing seems to help. Any ideas?


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Lindsay - posted on 01/21/2011




Have you heard of Happiest Toddler on the Block by Dr Harvey Karp? I've been reading it and have already had success with my 3 yr old. We started screaming at each other also. Thespian three's I'd like to say, they're so overdramatic about everything.

Liz - posted on 01/21/2011




hi there , i dont like to call it anything , just an idea have you tried rules on the walls, i have 2 kids a boy of 4 and a girl 9, my son is under the hosp because i was at breaking point, wouldnt do a single thing i said and always up to anything , without to much detail, he had to have something wrong or i was going mad, any way i wrote 10 house rules and 10 kids rules, kind to each other, talk nicely to each other, please do not interupt , etc and those rules hold my hand when the going gets tough, which is normally every min of the day, but since the rules went up, i really have noticed the difference, good luck xx

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They call it terrible two's.. I had an angel until he hit three. As he got older the problems have gotten worse and worse. And I hear they continue to get worse, but they change... How to deal with it? Well somehow block the bathroom, lock it from the outside if you have to. Or they have those child locks for toilets (i have no idea if they would work for you). When my son yells at me, my normal response was to yell louder. I have tried and some success depending on the situation with...
whispering to them, usually the yelling stopped. ignore them completely. If they see how angry it makes you they want to keep going even more. The hitting and kicking walls, is a hard one, keep them in time out. I know you said it doesn't work. but keep going at it. the worse they act, the longer they sit. But I think the one thing that works some, or helps a situation would be ignore them as much as you can.

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