How do I get my 3 year old to listen better?

Kelly - posted on 11/27/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




I can ask him to do something and it almost seems that he is purposly ignoring me. I do realize that this is something that is normal for a child his age but it can be frustrating sometimes. Any suggestions?


Erin - posted on 11/27/2010




I have the same issue with my son. He will be 3 in Jan. He seems to be listening to me better lately, though. All I can say is keep trying and make a huge deal about it when he does listen to you. Positive reinforcement works better than negative. And I know it can be hard sometimes but try not to get to frustrated with him. They can sense when we feel stressed. And make sure what you're asking is reasonable for his age and development.

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