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mpat
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:32 pm 
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My daughter will be 3 next month. She is usually pretty lai dback and we havent really experienced any major behaviour issues, just then normal kind of stuff. Anyway, recently she has become a wee monkey!!! She is just pushing the boundaries (as they all do!) If we want her to do something (anything!) we have to ask about 10 times! She willdo soemthing and then look at us for a reaction. Today, we were leaving the park and the whole way from there to the car she was making this teenage style moan! I decided to ignore as knew she was doing it to get attention so then she started to moan louder! Ikept ignoring an then it became a wee cry whoch escalated. The whole time I ignored, then put her in car withoit syaing aword. She soon came out of it but it was soooooooooooo frustrating! I want to try and nip these things in the bud before they escalate. We have a naughty corner which does work but I dont want to overuse it and feel we should have steps prior to usingthis. If its close to bedtie we tel her she wont get her bedtime story if she doesnt listen to mummy and daddy but I cant use that consequence first thing in the morning.
Just looking for tips really. Like I say, this isnt major behaviour probs, just pusing boundaries-what do you all do before getting to the naughty corner stage?
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steph181
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:52 pm 
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i get this, but i just cant ignore the moaning as it really gets to me, so i end up snapping. usually i warn her first then put her in time out.
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