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How do you control a 3 year old

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Duct tape

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OSantos
Handcuffs work too. So do dog cages
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I like the dog cage idea lol
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ibepwning

Discipline, time out, take away favorite privileges

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Beatings?
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YEEEAAh ahahaah >;)
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You don't. The thing about children of this age they are in a stage where they are starting to develop their own personality and who they are. Plus a lot of three year olds are still going through the terrible two's. So all there is to do is to be patient and try to calm the child into listening to you.

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You are a very nice and understanding mom. I hope you are gifted with many children ... "Like olive plants round about your table"
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But you need discipline. You don't want your child to grow up thinking they can do whatever they want. Start teaching them manners young and they will develop them fast
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firm consistent limits, time outs, keep busy with fun appropriate activities.

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Think like one. At 3 is when they start to reason things out. If you think like they do, you can reason with them as long as they are not exhausted. If their exhausted....good luck!

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do any good thing that they want to do,,,, and keep them busy and make them tired so they will sleep

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You can't control anyone really. You just have to be patient. Explaining things is good for their development although they won't really be easier to handle.

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Some warm chocolate milk and cookies, setting them on your lap and reading them a story

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Sugar usually isn't the answer.
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I think sugar make them more hyper.
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as a mom of four I found that firm and consistent limits, a strict routine and repetition work best. children that age are very insecure and constantly test their limits. so repetition equals stability and creates security. also it is the only real way to calm them down. whatever you do don't resort to physical violence, that creates fear and shows instability which will make the child act out more.

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Ahhh .. just remember .. These creatures are Veeeerrrry intelligent. They learn about things you don't even know they are learning. They learn the most by example...about how to treat other people, pets, their toys etc. They learn behavior .. and they learn all the tricks in the book about how to manipulate.

If crying and stomping their feet works .. that's what they will do. Therefore, you counter act their dastardly plan .. and simply don't let them get away with that. Show them by example what is acceptable behaviour .. mentor them .. It's just as important to teach them about options as it is about how to express their frustration. Constant positive reinforcement!

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Discipline- taking away privileges and the occasional smack on the butt

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I don't like the word "control". Think "guidance" say what you want them to do. Not what you don't want them to do. Example : don't say, "don't sit on the table " Say, "sit here in the chair" Don't say, "stop yelling". Say, use a soft voice". And also do what you are want them to do. Like sit or speak softly. Children like action so play follow the leader say, "walk this way". Or jump this high" or " sing this song" Hope you have fun together

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They are at the learning age
Time outs, take things away etc
But u have to be firm and follow through font give into the crying in timeout etc

1 minute timeout for every year they r
So 3 minute timeout one location

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"Control" is the wrong word. I would try to guide their actions. Also a trip to the park will burn off excess energy. Keeping a kid locked in a house is a recipe for disaster.

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Listening to the child. Children are very intelligent. Let them know what they can and can not do by explaining the reason. You need to stay constant. If you do this we won't be able to do that. A child that feels loved and feels like some ones paying attention will listen better to you. Reward for positive at all times. Good job, way to go...etc. For negatives try a time out. No more then a minute or two sitting in a chair. Spanking the child teaches them nothing but that hitting will solve issues. Most children in this age frame are bored and so they listen less. Attention is what they crave.

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Keep him busy. If u can't do things with him give him puzzles, paint, dough, coloring, dressing up... I think with this group of age we should control ourselves not the kids.

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Bribes and mind games. Sounds horrible, let them cry, they'll get over it. " if you don't pick up your toys, we won't have a Popsicle!!!"

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tie your child on a tree for an hour in the first time and if it doesnt work, leave them for a longer time.

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