How are you dealing with the behaviour? I found that as hard as it is sometimes not making such a fuss did wonders because the behaviour is likely to settle if your child realises they won't get attention from it.
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06-03-2013 14:38 #11
06-03-2013 15:01 #12
Yep, never mind the terrible twos..its the F***ing Fours that are the worst!! Really I think the only answer is constistency, consistencey, consistency, in you discipline method. At 4 they are finding their independence from you and are testing the boundaries in every which way. Set clear boundaries on your expectations and the consequences for overstepping the mark. I use time-out (ie 4 minutes timeout after one warning), but I don't think it really matters what you use as long as you are completely consistent.
I agree with poor/not enough sleep being very detrimental to good behaviour, esp once schooling starts. Having a very consistent bedtime routine really helps, and is worth the effort establishing.
Good luck and hang in there! I found 4 tough, then it gets better for a bit but 7 - arggghhhh
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