how do i get my daughter to take me seriously when i try put her in time out??

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everytime i try to put her in time out she gets back up and runs away and laughs.


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Ash - posted on 01/16/2009




i'm sure 16 years from now you'll still be wondering how to get her to take you seriously. 


more than anything just don't lose your cool.  if you get all emotional you've totally lost the battle.  check out the book 1.2.3. magic!  we use it with our kids and it really is magic.

Andrea - posted on 01/15/2009




I put my daughter in her room with the door closed for the 2-3 minutes, the seperation alone was enough to make her think twice before behaving poorly.

Jaime - posted on 12/27/2008




be consistant. my 4 year old was the same way. i would have to physically pick him up & put him back in time-out. after doing this a few times, he stayed & did not move until the beeper went off to let him know his time-out was over. also, limit the number of minutes they are in time-out to how old they are, 1 minute for each year.

Donna - posted on 12/22/2008




make sure that you are persistant and stand your ground in a firm but fair way. if you don't stay consistant then she will pick a weakness and use it against you. my daughter found out for herself that if she did certian things she could get around me!

Jamie - posted on 12/19/2008




hey Monique. Im jamie. I have a 2 yr old that is in her terrible 2's. When I put my daughter in time out. I explain what she did wrong and put her in her Highchair Pior to my daughter's age. Like, if my daughter was screaming I put her in her highchair for "screaming" i tell her why shes in her highchair. and I leave her in her Highchair for 2 mins so she can calm down. and Go back after and explain why Mommy put u here. Hope this helps.

Jamie - posted on 12/19/2008




Pick her up and put her back in time out. You may have to do this over and over but eventually she will get the idea. Reinforce why you are putting her in time out and tell her what time out means. And whatever you do, don't laugh at her --- she'll really think it's a joke. I made that mistake once, lol!

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