the naughty chair

Vanessa - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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He laughs at me kicks,bites the lot but for my partner he will stay on there.Ive been trying to be consistent and lower my tone of voice but its not working he win the fight as i keep putting him back on until he gives in.Any ideas on how to be bit more consistent to show him mummy means business

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Sophie - posted on 06/01/2010

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my lil boy callum thinks the naughty step,chair,spot is hilarious.. its like a game 4 him.. but cnt think of any way of tellin him off!!!

Lyndsay - posted on 05/31/2010

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My son is the same way with the naughty spot. For awhile I would just plop him back on his chair as many times as necessary, and sometimes I would sit myself right in front of the chair to physically impede him. Now I just send him to his room. There's toys and stuff in there, but mehh... I figure that time out is supposed to be a way for him to calm down and regain some self control, and having a screaming fit is not a good way of doing that.

Brandy - posted on 05/31/2010

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I do the chair thing too and I use Supernanny's method. There should be no argument even if he does argue or fight, don't respond because it's not personal and if you respond, you make it personal and make him angrier. Just calmly tell him "You are going on the naughty chair because _______" , put him there and that's as far as the conversation goes. If you have to put him back on it 50 times for him to realize he is not going to get to you, so be it. Then once he sits, give him 1 minute for every year old he is, explain to him once again why he has gotten the time-out, ask for an apology ( I don't know if he is old enough to understand that part yet but you could still ask then give him a hug or something so he understands) and let him go.

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