I am a Nanny and I am working with a 3yr old that is abusive to her sister

Kathy - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a Nanny and I am working with a 3yr old that is abusive I tried talking to her time out chair giving her her own one on one time but she only gets more inventive how to sneak in a push a hit or some other way to be distructive

Can someone advise?


Neva - posted on 08/05/2011




There needs to be an immediate consequence for any push or hit. I think time out is a good one, but it has to be consistent. You tell her that every time she is mean to her sister that she is going in time out. When she hits or pushes, then you immediately put her straight in time out. Afterwards, you repeat that she is not to hit or push her sister. Have her say she's sorry to her sister. When you see her playing nice with her sister, then give her positive reinforcement. The important thing is a swift, consistent consequence everytime you see the behavior.

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