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Laura - posted on 11/21/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Any ideas for those little ones who like to run away from you to be funny, and/or don't come to you when asked??

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Jessica - posted on 11/23/2008

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We have had problems with this recently and we have actually started saying "Stop, please come right here" and point to the our shoes. It sounds kind of like you are talking to a dog, but hey it has worked every time!!! He sees that I am not joking and that we are not chasing after him.

Lena - posted on 11/23/2008

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my son is 3 and a half and i used a wrist strap for safety reasons and he was the sort of child that would run to be funny!! he was about 2 and a half when we started using one of these and they were brill. as he got older he wanted off so i used to tell him he had to be a big boy and to stay with mummy, if not he will go back on the strap. this has worked a treat as he knows he wants to act a "big boy".

Kelly - posted on 11/22/2008

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although some parents wouldnt agree with this i bought a wrist strap.so when my daughter run off i would put it on her.and within time it got less and less that i had to use.i also used if because i was worried that she might run into the road.and as we all know when you chase them they run further.she sometimes walks a little to far on at times but if a say hold my hand/pram or we have to use the wrist strap she does listen.good luck

Ginger - posted on 11/22/2008

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my daughter did the same thing.. I would get her by the hand and lead her to where I wanted her to go sat her down and tell her "mommy said come here"..I only had to do it a few times.. she now listens and comes when I want her too.. If she has hesatation I just say "do you want mommy to come and get you".. it may work depends on your child personality.. just stay calm he will get the hint

Linda - posted on 11/21/2008

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i found that not playing their funny game works. If i ask my son to come here and he starts being funny, i sit down and look at him without saying a word. He sees that I'm not laughing with him and when he looks at me, i repeat...come here please. He also hates when someone isn't reacting to him and he stops pretty quickly.

Kristi - posted on 11/21/2008

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My daughter loves to do this so I started counting to 5 and if she doesn't come to me by 5 then she went to time out. After a couple of times in time out it really works now. She knows that when I start to count that I'm serious and it isn't funny!

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