What to do when your kids don't listen to you.

What to do when your kids don't listen to you.

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I will keep this short and sweet. What in the hell do you do when your kids flat out won't listen to you. No matter what.
FYI, we do NOT hit or smack our kids. So we need non-violent options.
01/12/2013
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Bleu Bleu
Firstly, I'd like to say there is a difference between "discipline" and "violence." Hitting your child because they wont listen to you is no cause for hitting them...I was spanked as a kid and so were a majority of my friends and I'm sure not listening was never the reason (directly) why they earned their spankings.

Anyway, I find the taking away of privileges pretty effective. It is for me, at least. When I was little and my mom took away my gameboy or TV time, I would have no choice but to listen to her. Sure, there was initial anger and I didn't want to listen to her at all, but once I got past that, I was the most attentive kid ever. So take away TV time (or TVs entirely if they are in their room), game systems, over-at-friend's-house time, phones, computers, etc. If possible, do it in front of them and explain WHY you are doing it. I believe that with every method of discipline parents should explain why they are doing what they are doing.

But definitely take away their "escapes" from you. Many electronics and stuff are simply escapes from what you're saying. I'm assuming your children are above the age of 2 so it will hurt a bit to have the TV and stuff taken away since most kids don't have any other ways of entertaining themselves.
01/12/2013
js250 js250
Could you explain a little bit more about how they are not listening? Is it when you are talking to them or is it what you are telling them to do/not do? I had some creative ways of dealing with my daughter and disciplining her that was pretty effective.
01/12/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Bleu
Firstly, I'd like to say there is a difference between "discipline" and "violence." Hitting your child because they wont listen to you is no cause for hitting them...I was spanked as a kid and so were a majority of my friends ...
I agree about the differences. Tried the techniques though and nothing worked.
01/13/2013
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