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May
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comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
Your description of your child seems like most children of that age - this is pretty common.
May
3
comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
Your step 7 - when that happens, all that comes before is effectively neutralised. Your child will know that if they keep going long enough, they get held, and get conversation with you.
May
3
answered Teaching children how to fight back
May
3
reviewed Reviewed Teaching children how to fight back
May
3
comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
The problem is that with your current activities list, your child wins: they get hugs from you, and they know that as long as they do misbehave like this you will give in - so the approach is not working at all. Please have a read of the top 5 questions in the Related bar to the right, as well as parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/10955/…
May
3
reviewed Close 20 month old boy quit staying in his bed at bedtime
May
3
reviewed Close What to do if a child wakes up before us?
Apr
30
answered My 15 month old has started pulling her diapers off after she goes peepee or poopoo
Apr
18
reviewed Approve Just found out my 13 year old girl is Bi and dating a 17 year old girl in an “open” relationship. Huh? Now what?
Apr
17
comment Childproofing USB outlet
As I'm the testing type - I can clarify, you don't get much of a sensation from licking a USB port. The tingle from a 9v battery is much more fun :-)
Apr
14
answered Cleaning bathtub toys that squirt water
Apr
8
comment I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful
We have a few questions on here about raising respectful children - one of the general directions is that more trust, love, care and reward is much more important than 'whooping' and acting like a child yourself. (Correct me if I misunderstood your post - I am unsure whether I read it correctly)
Apr
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
comment How can I get my 12-year old physically active or into sports when he's never been?
+1 for gamification! Ingress (www.ingress.com) is an excellent example: a mobile Android game that requires you to go to locations in order to claim them. A bit like geocaching for the 21st century
Mar
27
answered What should be encouraged? Indoor games or Outdoor?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Closed Dealing with teens and pornography?
Mar
20
comment How to deal with a teenager who wants his parents to buy him everything his friends have?
This is what we have done with our kids from the age of 5. They get an allowance (pocket money) and if they want something big, then they save the allowance until they can afford it, eg my eldest wanted a PSVita - so he saved for 2 years until he could afford it, doing extra odd jobs for some extra money. So they already understand the value of money, and its connection with effort.
Mar
18
comment How should I respond to a parent who's upset their child wasn't invited to a (small) birthday party?
WHile I think this one is very non-confrontational, I have to say Chris's answer is the one I'd vote up. That mother should just grow up and deal with it. Sorry to sound cruel, but really...
Mar
12
awarded  infant
Mar
7
answered 10 year old child talks way too fast. How can I slow her down?