at a loss Pinky Pie ♥ Due May 25 (boy); 3 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 6528 posts
Aug 15th '13

my 3 almost 4 year doesn't listen. She will listen sometimes but most of the time I'm repeating myself many times and I'm sick of it. I'm thinking of only repeating myself twice, and if she still doesn't listen, then it's time out.

What do you other mama's do who have the same issue?

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
Aug 15th '13

y 4 yr old is lik this too. we've been giving time outs but she still doesn't liste to us

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Aug 15th '13

if he doesnt listen by the 2nd time hes put in a quick timeout. i get down to his level, make eye contact with him and explain it one last time before the timeout gets longer, and repeat til he decides he wants to listen

Mishella Mase Due December 4 (boy); 1 child; Bolivar, Ohio 42 posts
Aug 15th '13

My family and I live with our son, and his 3 cousins. 1 year old, two 3 year olds and a 5er. The older 3, you have to repeat yourself half a dozen times, most of the time. So yeah, it's normal, unfortuntately. With the 5 year old, if we repeat ourselves more than twice, its a time out. With the 3 year olds, we give them 4-5 times but still results in a time out. If it happens a lot that day, we talk to all of them. It's working from day to day, they relapse, but it's better than it was!

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
Aug 15th '13

I do time outs. DD knows if I have to repeat myself more than two time, she has to sit next to me for five minutes. So on. She hates sitting next to me, so she listens most of the time.

Pinky Pie ♥ Due May 25 (boy); 3 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 6528 posts
Aug 15th '13

it's just so frustrating. Especially going out and doing groceries. I had to practically yell at her in the store cause she ran off and I couldn't leave my youngest alone in the stroller.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Aug 15th '13

My 4 year old hasn't listened since she was 2. Hahaha! I often repeat myself. I'm constantly counting to 5, putting her in time out, getting on her level and talking to her. I even had her evaluated because I thought maybe there was something wrong - but everything has checked out fine.

Lagertha TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 3276 posts
Aug 16th '13

My 3 year old daughter never listens to me either. She is stubborn too.

Usually she gets 2 warnings, and if she doesn't listen the 3rd time, it's time out. She has to stand in her room in a corner facing the wall for 3-5 mins (depending how large of the tantrum she causes due to being told to go to time out). Usually she comes back after her time out giving us cuddles and apologising, and THEN listens. If not, back to time out again.