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Advice on 4yr olds

posted 1 decade 7 years ago
OMG iestyn has turned into the child from hell since he turned 4.

Hes had me in tears today hes been that bad. hes so cheeky, really naughty and cant be left on his own for more than 2mins without doing something hes not supposed to.

Im at the end of my teather and i really dont know what to do Crying

posted 1 decade 7 years ago
aww hun Love dont have any advice im afraid as my little ones are younger but hope things improve soon x

posted 1 decade 7 years ago
Hi Emma, my daughter actually has behavioural difficulties but she does much better than others with her condition as I tried a few strategies when she was younger.

It sounds as though Iestyn is trying to get attention, which is very time consuming and not very convenient if you need the loo or have housework to do. Could you take him with you when you leave the room? If you're worried about using the loo while he's not supervised then take him in with you and get him to wash his hands while you sit on the pot. Maybe you could give him something to do to "help" you with the housework. My daughter uses an old 3 inch paintbrush to "wash the car" with so she's busy running a dry brush over a wet car while my other half cleans it properly. My daughter strips off the pillows on the bed when I'm changing the sheets which she finds awkward so it takes her a long time but gives me a chance to change the sheets and duvet cover and we can chat at the same time. Try to get Iestyn into a bedtime routine that gives you both time together and helps him relax. My daughter used to have a bath at 7.30pm exactly so she could tell the time and we spent time talking to each other while she was in the bath and the warmth calmed her down for the night, then it was off to bed for a story, discussion about the story afterwards, then bed time. It sorted her problems and now she's quite calm and easy to leave on her own.

posted 1 decade 7 years ago
well my 4 year old has his momments, have u tried rewards? i know its an obv thing to ask but it can really help, it does with my 2 anyway!

sorry if that didnt help hun Kiss

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posted 1 decade 7 years ago
Like Hayley said - have u tried a reward system? I know star/sticker charts go down well with children! Suspect

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