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Old 03-01-2010, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: mom at her wits end

have you tried bribery? How long did you do the time outs? I would go back to that and I would make it consistant, firm, and something that he can find absolutely no enjoyment from. He's old enough to be able to put two and two together. My brother and his wife used a play pen when there son was acting out. It had no toys, no blanky, nothing that was fun and it they would turn the tv off so he couldnt watch tv. They say one minute longer then their age. So if he's 4, you can put him in it for 5 min. after he gets out. make him clean it. He will put it together eventually. But you may have to stick with it for a while. He knows at this point that he can outlast you. Also, get a big jar and fill it full of treats and let him pick one out when he goes on the toilet. Let him know what a good job he is doing. Its a lot of work, but that's part of being a parent. hope that helps you.
Melissa

Last edited by justmel30; 03-01-2010 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Too long and wordy. Wanted to shorten it up.