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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:18 pm

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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby DbacksRback » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:29 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:hit them


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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:41 pm

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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:00 pm

I'm also interested in the solution to this, because I have the same problem. Except, change 5 years old to Yoda... ;-)


Tough situation man. I'd say discipline, but it's tough with someone else's kids. Do your parents not discipline him at all? If they do, then there shouldn't be any issues. If they don't, then he'll probably just continue to be rotten until he gets into the world and it kicks the crap out of him.
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby jazzmanljg » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:46 pm

My three year old started playing the selective hearing card a few months ago. When I would ask him to do something (or not do something) and he would act like I wasn't even there I would just calmly say "Okay, if you're not answering me I better take that toy your playing with because it seems to be distracting you (or turn off that cartoon, or whatever the kid has been doing)". He always responded with "No Dad!" and my comeback was always "Okay you pick, either (do this, stop this, etc.) or I (get your toy, turn off TV, not go to the park, etc.). So far he has always picked what I wanted him to do (with a little huffing and puffing), but I'm sure a 5 year old may give you a little more fight.
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:43 am

An equal parts mixture of adderall, ridlin, and lithium, I hear it's the new rage.
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby duckmonkey » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:27 am

jazzmanljg wrote:My three year old started playing the selective hearing card a few months ago. When I would ask him to do something (or not do something) and he would act like I wasn't even there I would just calmly say "Okay, if you're not answering me I better take that toy your playing with because it seems to be distracting you (or turn off that cartoon, or whatever the kid has been doing)". He always responded with "No Dad!" and my comeback was always "Okay you pick, either (do this, stop this, etc.) or I (get your toy, turn off TV, not go to the park, etc.). So far he has always picked what I wanted him to do (with a little huffing and puffing), but I'm sure a 5 year old may give you a little more fight.


Take him to the ear doctor when he tries that. Once. Then every other time he tries it, say "time to go to the doctor".

Make sure he doesn't get a lollypop and enjoy the ear exam though.
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:47 am

jazzmanljg wrote:My three year old started playing the selective hearing card a few months ago. When I would ask him to do something (or not do something) and he would act like I wasn't even there I would just calmly say "Okay, if you're not answering me I better take that toy your playing with because it seems to be distracting you (or turn off that cartoon, or whatever the kid has been doing)". He always responded with "No Dad!" and my comeback was always "Okay you pick, either (do this, stop this, etc.) or I (get your toy, turn off TV, not go to the park, etc.). So far he has always picked what I wanted him to do (with a little huffing and puffing), but I'm sure a 5 year old may give you a little more fight.


This seems to work the best so far. We give him a choice of doing A) fun thing like the beach, park, Legoland, pool, etc or B) continue his annoyance. I think it make him feel like he is making the decision and he doesn't see it as someone telling him what to do. Plus I am not necessarily reprimanding him by doing this. I made him promise me that he would listen to his auntie while I am at work today otherwise we won't go to Legoland on Friday so we'll see how he behaves.
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:58 am

Yoda wrote:
jazzmanljg wrote:My three year old started playing the selective hearing card a few months ago. When I would ask him to do something (or not do something) and he would act like I wasn't even there I would just calmly say "Okay, if you're not answering me I better take that toy your playing with because it seems to be distracting you (or turn off that cartoon, or whatever the kid has been doing)". He always responded with "No Dad!" and my comeback was always "Okay you pick, either (do this, stop this, etc.) or I (get your toy, turn off TV, not go to the park, etc.). So far he has always picked what I wanted him to do (with a little huffing and puffing), but I'm sure a 5 year old may give you a little more fight.


This seems to work the best so far. We give him a choice of doing A) fun thing like the beach, park, Legoland, pool, etc or B) continue his annoyance. I think it make him feel like he is making the decision and he doesn't see it as someone telling him what to do. Plus I am not necessarily reprimanding him by doing this. I made him promise me that he would listen to his auntie while I am at work today otherwise we won't go to Legoland on Friday so we'll see how he behaves.


A promise from a 5 year-old is about as worthless as a politician's. :-b
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Re: how to deal with bratty kids

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:59 am

KCollins1304 wrote:
Yoda wrote:
jazzmanljg wrote:My three year old started playing the selective hearing card a few months ago. When I would ask him to do something (or not do something) and he would act like I wasn't even there I would just calmly say "Okay, if you're not answering me I better take that toy your playing with because it seems to be distracting you (or turn off that cartoon, or whatever the kid has been doing)". He always responded with "No Dad!" and my comeback was always "Okay you pick, either (do this, stop this, etc.) or I (get your toy, turn off TV, not go to the park, etc.). So far he has always picked what I wanted him to do (with a little huffing and puffing), but I'm sure a 5 year old may give you a little more fight.


This seems to work the best so far. We give him a choice of doing A) fun thing like the beach, park, Legoland, pool, etc or B) continue his annoyance. I think it make him feel like he is making the decision and he doesn't see it as someone telling him what to do. Plus I am not necessarily reprimanding him by doing this. I made him promise me that he would listen to his auntie while I am at work today otherwise we won't go to Legoland on Friday so we'll see how he behaves.


A promise from a 5 year-old is about as worthless as a politician's. :-b


Yeah I'm sure my wife will need to remind him a few dozen times throughout the day. :-D
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