my son gets aggressive all the time i disagree with him

Xoe - posted on 05/07/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




he gets really angry and he is just 3, i don't want to spank him or anything but i would love him to understand me and listen without causing a scene. please help any tips


Dove - posted on 05/07/2015




He's 3.... I have been a parent for 13 years and doing childcare for 21 years and 3 is typically the WORST age to deal with... At 2 they knew what they wanted, but were easily distracted. At 3 they know what they want and there is NO distracting them from it. lol It takes time, consistency, and a lot of patience. You are right to not want to spank him for it. He's just being a normal 3 year old and expressing his displeasure at the fact that he doesn't have full control over his life. Giving him some control (like picking out his clothes, what color cup he gets, what veggie you serve w/ dinner, etc...) can help combat some of the battles, but for the most part you are just going to have to stay calm and consistent and ride it out. Time out can definitely be a helpful tool for both of you right now.

Sarah - posted on 05/07/2015




He is 3 yrs old. He is not going to listen to a long conversation. Give short and simple commands that are age appropriate. Give one warning and of still does not listen then give a consequence.....time outs work well for his age.


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