My 2 1/2 year old is talking back soo much

Pamela - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and now a newborn in the house. Alexis is talking back so much and not listening to me at all!! She is driving me nuts..spanking does do it, pepper on the tongue doesn't do it and neither does time-out! Any advice??

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Just a thought... taking a page from Supernanny- wish she was around when mine were really little!

When she is doing something you like (positive behaviors) give her all kinds of praise and attention.

When she is sassing you, calmly take her to her time out place, kneel down to her eye level and firmly tell her that she is in time out for 2 minutes because she sassed you. After the 2 minutes, when you go get her, tell her that she is in time out because she sassed you, and that every time she sasses you she will be in time out. (Supernanny uses this approach, I think, ending with a "Tell Mommy you're sorry.").

You have to be ready to take her back to time out again if she leaves time out on her own (tell her again firmly "You are in time out.") , and keep taking her back to time out until she stays there for 2 minutes by herself. After the first time taking her back, do not talk to her at all.



They say that two year olds and teenagers have a lot on common- mouths and rebellious attitudes- it's a lot easier to deal with it in a two year old than a teen.

Teaching your child to respect you now means far fewer battles in the next 16 years too.

God bless and good luck!

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did't see your last reply.

maybe she have some hard time.. like something she can't explain herself.

have you tried talk to her, why is she so angry? if she is angry,it's ok,but help her to learn how to act when she is angry. you can't hit and kick if your angry.. try find better way to express feelings.

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hi. what i think is that she is having a hard time adopting to the new baby....

make sure you get quality time with her,no baby around..just the two of you!

and let her help yuo out, it can take much longer time to get things done that way,but i promise she will like it. helt change the baby,pick clean clothes... simple stuff.

good luck :)

Pamela - posted on 03/04/2009

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Well she started it around her 2nd bday...which 5 days later I found out I was pregnant. She has just progressively got wrose! Our 2nd daughter was born @ 29 wks and only weighed 2lbs so she was in the hospital. I didn't stay @ the hospital all the time with the baby because the NICU doesn't allow it and I have her. But now that she is home I just can't take it. I include her in helping with the baby and she tells me she likes being a big girl..but she won't eat, throws her toys, kicks the puppy and the list goes on....And nothing works!

Elsje - posted on 03/04/2009

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Your child is trying to find her place in the family with a new baby. Be patient and try listening to what she's telling you. She's old enough to understand some responsibility, but try not to tell her that she's no longer the baby in the house.

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