Please can someone help me with some good advice. My two boys aged 3 and almost 5 like to talk back to me and my husband, and they just don't want to listen to us at all, how can we show them that we are in control and not them?? It's starting to be a serious problem. Please help me someone

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Jessica - posted on 03/20/2009

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What about spanking them? "Spare the rod,spoil the child." It has worked with my son. If the spanking or time outs don't work, try taking away a favorite thing from them for the day (ex. toy, tv, blanket).

Nicole - posted on 03/20/2009

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If your kids are not responding to time outs, try making them sit with soap in their mouths. Always worked for me as a kid, I cannot remember the last time I ate soap or remember the last time I back talked my parents. We should try and remember our punishments as kids. My parents were never abusive but they were effective.

Donna - posted on 03/20/2009

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i use the same principle as nicole,,I have a stairgate on the stairs, cos my 3 yr old is safe on the stairs I put her over the stairgate, I ignore her while she is screaming, then when she goes quiet I ask her if she has stopped moaning and if she is ready to say sorry and be good she comes of if she says no and moans I ignore her again til she goes quiet
I also have a 22 mth old, with him I sit him on the sofa and make him sit there til he stops moaning x

Nicole - posted on 03/20/2009

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so i have a 3 yaer old boy and a 5 year old boy~ Find a spot for them to stand or sit n face a corner and whenever they say sorry so thanks for sorry but u still have punishment. anytime they get off without asking put them back over n over.. sit with them with no attention but to make them not able to leave their time out spot... They love getting a response on what they do~ so i just dont, stay calm and make them know that what u say is what u mean~ set a timer so its fair and let them know if they can get off only if they behave on time out until timer goes off. the rules are a min for every year of age 3yr old 3 min... etc. for the attention span~ when they get off tell them as long as they are good they wont go back~ if they keep being naughty they will be there alot~ n thats no fun~ :)

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