My daughter, Alyssa, is 4 years old. Overall she is well-behaved. I think. In school, no issues about behavior. With other adults, no behavioral complaints. With me, its madness! She is overly persistent. Interrupts me whenever I scold her. Screams and kicks through a timeout and refuses to sit through it while she apologizes profusely for whatever she just said or did. What is my next step? My husband and I have totally different views in discipline. He believes in spankings. I think I've tried everythign under the sun but she's proving me wrong. I don't want to be that parent that hits their child. Should we go to a child behavioral expert or try another form of discipline?
I heard Dr. Laura on the radio talking about this. She said when your child throws a tantrum, go up to them, smile, give them a kiss on the cheek and just leave. They will get louder at first to try and regain attention but they soon will work out of it when no one is there to act up for. If she tries to follow you go into your room and lock the door. Turn on a radio or TV so she knows your having fun and not thinking about her. Hey, why not take in some snacks? This really could be fun. Dr. Laura agrees.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.