How do i get my 4 years old little girls to listen to me and stop thinking everything is a joke.?

Renee - posted on 12/23/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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she dosen't listen to anyone everything is funny to her and it's driving me crazy...................Any ideals on what i can do to change her behavior please HELP!!!!!

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LaShonda - posted on 12/26/2009

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i would take a doll away or what they cherish the most an let them know that its not a joke and your gonna keep the dolls

Samantha - posted on 12/23/2009

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If it's a question of obedience or dicipline make sure you have a punishment that can be carried out after one warning. Example:
"drop that"
she doesn't drop it,
say "drop it or you get a time out"
if she doesn't drop it,
do a time out.
Time outs work best for me. My daughter gets put into a chair and has to stay there for 2 minutes (general rule for time out is 1 minute for each year of age) It's important that she isn't playing with a toy or talking to a friend while being punished. Also, yelling at her or even talking to her about what she did while in time out should be avioded. She needs time to reflect on what just happened. When it's time to get up, the first thing I do is give a hug and a kiss. Then we quietly talk about what she did wrong, why she got a time out, and why what she did was wrong. If she understands why it is wrong, she's more likely not to repeat the behavior.

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