Baby Corner


 
Old 05-24-12, 10:02 PM
MrsS1stbaby's Avatar
is a mother of 2 beautiful kids!
Grounded Dreamer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northeast Florida
Posts: 3,488
Thanked 510 Times
Points: 685
Level: 9
Weekly Activity 67520%
Default Discipline- I need some advice

Kendall is turning into a little diva..and dare I say, sometimes a total brat!

Tonight she was watching TV and already had been for awhile. She already had yelled at me once for blocking her view when I was sweeping. I told her that was disrespectful and the next time she spoke to me that way, I was turning the TV off. So then asked us to turn up the volume when her little brother was playing with a nosiy toy. When we didn't do it, she yelled at us. So I turned off the TV. She even tried to kick her dad. So I told her it was time for bed. She started crying. We went to her room, put PJ's on, brushed teeth (all while she cried) and then went back to living room to get her bear and say goodnight & sorry to daddy. She asked if I was going to read to her and I told her no b/c she was being naughty. Oh man, did that really start the waterworks!

But these are the things I question- Is denying her bedtime story a punsihment or just cruel? We just don't know what to do with her sometimes, nothing seems to get through. We have had rough couple of months with her. I am just hoping it will pass soon and we get somewhat of a break before her haughty 7-9 yr old years that my friends say they go through with their daughters and Garrett going through his terrible 2's & 3's. He is such a sweet baby and it's hard to imagine that in just a few years he is going to be driving me crazy too!
Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-25-12, 12:42 PM
lauralkemp's Avatar
is the mommy of a 3 year old and expecting #2
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,316
Thanked 437 Times
Points: 169
Level: 4
Weekly Activity 16620%
Default

With Joseph we always let him have a book but we won't read it to him if he's been terribly naughty. We also go through the whole bedtime routine of prayers and tucking in but if he doesn't participate we leave as if he did.

For anything disrepectful(his thing is sticking out his tongue) he gets wall time after two warnings. Basically he has to put his nose to the wall and stay that way for 5 minutes. His time starts as soon as he stops crying and tantruming. The TV goes off when he doesn't follow instructions in a timely manner.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-25-12, 03:28 PM
hklord's Avatar
is tired of sneezing
Mommy to 2 Boys
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 5,332
Thanked 117 Times
Points: 9
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 820%
Default

I so need to try these things Braxton is getting bad nothing works, time outs, no tv, taking things away. He just really dont care
Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-25-12, 03:37 PM
raabta01's Avatar
Community Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charleston, WV, USA
Posts: 961
Thanked 108 Times
Points: 375
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 37420%
Default

Is it around bedtime she does this or in general? We had some problems with Kaydence, and before long we realized it was a direct effect of her not getting enought sleep and more or less turning into a monster somewhere between 5-6pm and her bedtime! This can happen with a lot of kids when they go through different growth spurts and such and they just need more rest.

If it's in general, I agree with Laurel, some things shoud be routine and other things should be rewards/bonus's. Reading is really in a gray area for me (and you) because it is very beneficial. We've had a lot of luck with a reward chart (leslie found one that is a dry erase and magnetic at Walmart) we have 6 areas for each kid each day (they are 6 and 4) they start our with one star each and can loose a star after two warnings. Then we have daily, weekly, and monthly rewards based on how many stars they have. The big rewards are "joint rewards" meaning they have to combine thier stars, this has actually caused them to work together and even correct each other because they know it's a team effort. This also has the advantage of not messing up any routines for the kids if they lose a star.
Reply With Quote


Latest Articles
Gaining Too Much or Too Little Weight Linked to Obesity in Children
A new study from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that women must gain the right amount of weight during their pregnancy to prevent childhood obesity.

Overprotective Husbands During Pregnancy
Is your husband driving you insane by being too overprotective during your pregnancy? Here are ways to handle this common problem without getting into a fight.

Why You Missed Your Period When You are Not Pregnant
Find out what the cause might be when you have missed your period, but a pregnancy test had a negative result.

Getting to Know Baby Before Birth
Want to get to know your baby before birth? Here are seven ways you can bond with your baby during pregnancy.

When Your Child Won't Potty Train
You're all excited to begin potty training and feel this will be a breeze, however your toddler has other plans. If you toddler is being difficult and refuses to potty train, follow these tips for success.

November 2013 Baby Photo Contest Winner

Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations briannashae123!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 AM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Resources | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.