Question by  angela18 (26)

How do you control a 3 year old's behavior?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You are going to need to implement some kind of discipline. When your child acts up give him a time out or take away a toy for bad behavior. It's okay to bribe your child but not too often. Make sure to reward the good behavior. Charts where the child gets a sticker for good behavior are great tools.


Answer by  str8upcutie83 (471)

You can't really but allow them to have some control by making some decisions, making sure that whatever they decide you are happy with.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

First off, do not get into a power struggle, and do not lose your temper. Second, listen carefully to your child and give lots of respect. Be consistent, kind, and firm. If you have never read the book P. E. T. , Parent Effectiveness Training, find a copy and read it carefully -- it is awesome!


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Try using positive reinforcement techniques. Realize that most children want to please their parents, reward their good behavior and disprove of or ignore their bad.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

At three years of age children can understand consequences to their behavior. Try reading 123 Magic, it has some great ideas on how to discipline a young child.


Answer by  kido (3)

take away his favorite toy until he listens


Answer by  gman9976 (248)

There are many ways to do this but it will not be overnight. First off you can't be spanking them or screaming at them. You have to let them have thier tantrum and cry and be strong and not give in to the whining about what they may want. Eventually they will realive when you dont give in they will stop being bad.

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