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#1 Farmgal

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

My 4 year old ID twin boys are being a nightmare....

I use time out
I use toy confiscation
I tried reasoning with them....but it just does not seem to work.

In the last few days they keep running about the place being stupid and when I try to get them to stop they just continue running away from me, laughing in my face and yelling. They are normally quite sensible, but recently they have become more silly.

They would never behave this way on their own, it is as if they feel like they have super powers when their brother is there beside them. When I start to discipline one DS the other DS laughs and then all the respect for me goes out the window and the start running and laughing again.

I tried my hardest to remain calm and this morning when they ran around and around the house so I could not catch them I managed to stop them and we did time out.

But this afternoon it happened again and I could not stay calm I was so upset and cried in front of them.

I would say these incidents happen about one a month, but since Saturday it has happened 4 times.

I am sick, have PMS and am so sad that my darling boys could behave this way.

They go to preschool two days a week and are lovely boys and rarely get in trouble, if at all. So I know they know the right way to behave, they just choose not to behave on these occasions.

Do you have any ideas as to how to proceed? I just don't know. The removal of toys and tv does not seem to worry them. Because they just play with each other if there is nothing else.

And now I have removed tv for a week they have even more time to get up to mischief!

I really love my boys and just want us to have a happier time together.

Also posted in twins forum for their ideas too.




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