Time-outs & Grounding: Preschooler

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At What Age Is a Child Old Enough to Be 'Grounded'?

K.C. asks from Anchorage

Hi moms, I am wondering at what age did you start to use grounding as a punishment? I have a 4.5 year old and we use time out as punishment (among other things). I ...


4 Year Old Daughter Making Me Insane

A.P. asks from Chicago

I was just wondering if we are going through a normal phase. My 4 year old daughter is in the midst of the terrible 4's..(forget the terrible 2's, 4 is way worse!!)La...


I Just Grounded him...now What?

E.B. asks from Seattle

So, my six year old had asked if he could go out front and eat his Ice Cream he was having....I told him he could, only if he stayed away from the neighbor kids(they ...


4 Year Old Refusing Preschool

M.T. asks from Columbus

My 4 year old is suddenly refusing to go to her preschool. My question is: should I make my daugther go? Background: this is her first time at preschool, because of...


Seeking Suggestions for Battles with 4-Year-old

A.W. asks from Springfield

When we tell our 4-year-old son to get dressed, brush his teeth, etc., he is so slow to respond and obey. You have to practically sit on him while he dresses or it wo...


My 4 Year Old Son Tells Me His Pre-school Teacher Is Calling Him a Bad Boy

L.E. asks from Chicago

Hi Ladies, We just moved here and I started my 4 year old at a new pre-school. Last wednesday he told me that his teacher called him a bad boy. Yesterday he didn'...


Grounding for a 6 Year Old

D.E. asks from Cincinnati

Won't get in to all the details as it would take forever. So long story short, our 6 year old had definitely given us a run for our money. Very smart, but very stubbo...


My 3 Year Old Doesn't Want to Be Disciplined

C.C. asks from Charleston

I have been trying now to be able to discipline my 3 year old daughter. Everytime that I do, she back talks me and she even tries to hit me. I put her in time-out but...


How Do You REALLY Stop a 3 Year Old Boy from Using Bad Words?

H.O. asks from Austin

My 3 year old has picked up the naughty language of his older brother. We are nice, normal family and it is SO sad to hear and see my child talking this way. Please h...


3 Year Old Development

L.P. asks from Pittsburgh

I am half worried about posting this question because I am not sure I want to read all the responses... please be gentle with me! My son is 3 years and 3 months ol...