1 that I know about...HockeyChic said:@Stompwampa=How many kids do you have?
HockeyChic said:Please oh please hand down your wisdom!!!!
LOL! This stuff isn't rocket science.
My wife and I use timeouts for our daughter (2 1/2 year old) when she doesn't listen. First she gets a waring and we tell her she'll be on timeout if she does it again. If she does it again, we immediatley pick her up, and take her to the time out chair. We sit her down and say (sternly, without yelling)
"You're on timeout for _____. You need to listen to mommy and daddy."
After 2 1/2 minutes, we go get her. We tell her why she was on time out, and we ask for an apology. She says sorry, then we give hugs and kisses and say I love you, then back to play time.
If she gets out of the time out chair, we simply put her put her back and say "No, you're on timeout." If she gets out again, we put her back and don't say a thing to her. We continue that way untill she sits for a full 2 1/2 minutes. (we've never had that problem though)
And then we use a reward system for her when she does good things, like helping to pick up her toys, or telling us when she has to go potty. When she does that we tell her "Good job!" or something like that, and we let her do something she likes to do that we normally don't do.
It's pretty simple really, but it takes a lot of patience...but like I said, I'm no expert...we just watch Super Nanny on TLC :wink3: