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    Default Out of control 4yo with attitude!

    How do you deal with it? Do you let anything fly or do they spend all day in time out? I wish I could find something that worked long term to curve DDs behaviour.

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    I found the naughty corner worked on my DD, she still has attitude but nothing like she used to have. If she misbehaves or something I grab her by the hand put her in the corner and don't say a word to her. After a few minutes I go and explain what she did wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    How do you deal with it? Do you let anything fly or do they spend all day in time out? I wish I could find something that worked long term to curve DDs behaviour.
    What is she doing? I found the book "Raising your Spirited Child" really helpful when I was at the end of my tether with my first.

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    Subbing. My ds1 spends all day in time out and it doesn't phase him. He'll just sit there and sing a song or find something to fiddle with then goes straight back to craziness when I let him down. Drives me insane

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    What is she doing? I found the book "Raising your Spirited Child" really helpful when I was at the end of my tether with my first.
    Just things I would expect 2 year olds to do. Throwing things at me, ripping all of her dresses out of her cupboard, getting my drink bottle out of my bag and pouring it on the carpet, back chatting every question with 'why' and when she doesn't like my response mouthing off/with attitude. Just to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    Just things I would expect 2 year olds to do. Throwing things at me, ripping all of her dresses out of her cupboard, getting my drink bottle out of my bag and pouring it on the carpet, back chatting every question with 'why' and when she doesn't like my response mouthing off/with attitude. Just to name a few.
    What do you do when she does these things? Does she have any special needs? Is there a behavioural psych or an OT you could speak to.

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    Yes she has ASD, ODD & ADD. We've been seeing oodles of therapists. Our first OT appointment is next Thursday and I just can't wait!

    When she does these things she goes in time out & yells at me from time out 'I'm sorry mum, I'm sorry mum' (she's not really, she just knows that that is what she is supposed to say) the whole time she's there.

    After 4 minutes I go to get her off, I explain why she is there, ask her to apologise & tell me she won't do it again/what she could do next time instead, she doesn't care/it doesn't curb her behaviour.

    I've also smacked a couple of times, sticker charts, going OTT with praise for good behaviour, it doesn't help.

    She's been quite in the comp room for 10 minutes now, just snuck in there to give her a 'good girl DD', she's ripped up the bills we had sitting on the computer desk, stuck paper clips in between the keys in the keyboard & has pulled most of the curtain chains off the verticals. Some days I just can't be bothered!

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    hi fitchick, to quote dr phil. what is her currency?? what does she value? sitting on a chair for 4 mins has no effect, there has to be something else that will make an impact on her. ?? what if you had her to sit still, and you stood there watching her?? removing her toys? I knew a family who gave liquid cod liver oil as a punishment. One teaspoon for small misdeeds and up to 20 mls for really bad stuff. I don't know what the parents did if the child refused to take the oil. It worked well, no one wanted to have to take the crap. perhaps more ot therapies will give you some help. Marie.

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    The only 2 things she really values, are her cuddle toy (a pig) and food :-/

    I'd feel horrible taking pig away

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    No, don't take her cuddle toy.

    Time out worked brilliantly for my Aspie, but I'm guessing that ODD would make that more difficult.

    Do you see a psych? My DS's psych is amazing with giving us step by step strategies to follow in regards to all aspects of his behaviour. I couldn't survive without her!

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