Jump to content
Mini break through with 3yo, just wanted to share!
7 replies to this topic
Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:04 PM
We have been having lots of problems with 3yo DS and violence lately. He's got a temper on him and lashes out when he doesn't get his own way. Mainly hitting, kicking and hair pulling.
Nothing has worked and I've been at the end of my rope. He didn't respond to time out, early bed times, loss of toys, yelling, nothing.
This morning I decided I was going to stay as calm as I could. Every time he hit (he mainly directs his anger at his sister) I took away one toy, and put it on a shelf in the middle of the house. He could clearly see them at all times, but could not reach them. Each time he lost one, I calmly explained why it was there.
This afternoon he was having another one of his wobblys when I said no to something. He went to hit me, saw the toys and stopped himself mid air! And then went back to being calm and collected!
I know it's not much, but it's something after freaking weeks of tearing my hair out!
Just wanted to share!
Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:13 PM
I've been finding 3 horrible! It was like a switched was flicked on his birthday! My polite and well mannered little boy was replaced with the devil!
Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:17 PM
Well done! It is difficult to stay calm in the face of a feral 3 year old - this is a simple workable solution that is easily understood by your little terrorist.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:05 PM
Great breakthrough! My 3 yar old is hard work whenever there are others around, Perfect little angel by herself. Problem is she is not on her own very often as DD1 is always around.
Im not enjoying the feral age 3 at all
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:12 PM
I had a perfect DS until 3 and he turned overnight it seemed.
He's 6 and has come good in the last six months or so.
Staying calm and consistent will work.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:59 PM
3 is awful, terrible 2's my a*se lol.
We are finding DD to be challenging. YAY for wins
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.
Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.
A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.
Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.
In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.
When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.
An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.
A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.
The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.
A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.
The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.
When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.
Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Free ticket offer