What do you do if your toddler goes on vacation with other family member and comes back home worse

Amber - posted on 07/04/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 yr old went to Arkansas for 3 weeks with my mom and he just came home the other day and he has an attitude and and will not listen. Should I stop him from going out there

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Brandy - posted on 07/05/2010

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Just follow your regular routine and rules for discipline and he will get back on track within a few days. Grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren and being that he was with them for 3 weeks straight, I would expect him to be acting a bit spoiled. Don't stop him from going there, just get him back on track and make sure he knows that no matter what Grandma does, his rules at home still apply.

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He's been out of his routine for 3 weeks so it's normal that his behavior is off. Get him back on track by keeping things structured at home and use consequences when needed. Is it possible that you can go with him on the next trip? Otherwise, I would talk to my mom and tell her what the "rules" are while on vacation with your son. She should respect your wishes regarding discipline and routines.

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