My 4 y.o. is out of control!

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Registered: 08-17-2005
My 4 y.o. is out of control!
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Thu, 07-17-2008 - 10:10pm

I feel like all I've been doing is yelling at him :(

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Registered: 08-17-2005
Tue, 08-12-2008 - 9:22am

Dawn~


You have given some absolutely fantastic advice! Thank you! I read your first post over a few times and I'm going to start implementing your suggestions immediately! I love the idea of "stepping out of the situation - it's not all about me"....

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 08-12-2008 - 5:51pm
The copy I have doesn't belong to me. It's a copy I borrowed from a friend who works in counseling, so I'm not able to share it. The full title and author is "Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel. You might want to check to see if your library has a copy. Mine did but it had a very long wait list for it and they have multiple copies of it.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 08-13-2008 - 1:19pm
i am pretty open on letting her choose what she wants to wear or eat (although she usually wants Popsicles for breakfast lol so i'll give her some other choices). Her triggers are when she's hungry or tired. Alot of times she just doesn't want to get dressed and it turns into a tantrum. Lately i've been telling her calmly (before it gets to that point) that as soon as she dressed she can go back to doing whatever she was doing, and letting her dress herself helps sometimes too. Doing her hair though is always a fight. She will not let me do it and it drives me crazy with her hair always in her face. i usually give her the count of 3 to do whatever it is i need her to do, then she gets time out or her movie turned off. Se rarely ever gives in with the hair and would rather go to her room but then i can't get my things done. There are other things that set her off but these are the everyday battles



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