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Posted by mom390666, 19th June 2019


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  • Ignoring behaviour you don’t like to see; don’t respond in words, physical language and remove eye contact (negative response like don’t do this/that is still reinforcing) and as soon the child makes a good choice praise the behaviour you like to see


  • I think consistency and staying calm (easier said than done) are the two key things. We’re usually removing things from him as he throws or hits and we seem to be getting there.


  • Tricky as each child can be so different some things that work for my daughter dont work for my son. We find time out sit on bed (leave door open) come out when ready to say sorry. Works for us. Generally I go in and on their level explain why we dont do a certain thing and have them say sorry. In saying that our boy likes to test the boundaries so hoping with repartition he’ll get there.


  • Everybody has an opinion. I have found firstly you have to get down to their level, so you are looking at them eye to eye not towering over them like the big bad booggie man. Tell them in a VERY FIRM voice NO ,normally l used to hold their hands. At first it’s enough to tell them it’s naughty, it will hurt them , use baby language like ouchy to get the message across. If it’s a tantrum still use the firm voice and tell them you don’t like this noisy Sally, you really love happy Sally and Mummy and happy Sally were going to do something special but not noisy Sally. Keep it simple kids dont understand lectures as they grow older you can update the method , but eye contact is the key.


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