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When he whines respond 'I will talk to you when you can talk nicely and not whine'. When he cries let him know he is too old to cry because he doesn't want to do something. You do not care to listen to it so he needs to go to his room until he is finished and ready to talk like the big boy he is. then follow through! Most importantly is to stop letting ...


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I think the simple answer is that this is just the age at which children start to develop their own volition, but have yet to develop ways to deal with the frustration coming from things not going the way they wanted them to. With some children this is a very unfortunate time for parents to go through, but it is also a very important phase for all children. ...


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negotiations, incentives, consequences, communication You can't always negotiate/communicate with a 4 year old. Especially when emotions are high. You either need to increase the incentive or increase the consequence. I would increase the consequence--this means increasing the "dislike factor" of the consequence (whether you choose emotional, physical, ...


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My three year old does this sometimes, and it can be frustrating, especially when it's an issue of being late where you care and he doesn't (like going to preschool on time, say). Most of the issues can be traced to him wanting a sense of control, so our solutions focus around that when we can. What we typically do: Give meaningful choices. He may not ...



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