Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Monday, August 8, 2011

Record setting

Mariah set a record for the longest "time-out" ever in our house today.  She also set a record for the STUPIDEST thing ever to have a time-out for.  She refused to answer a question that she knows the answer to.  A question I ask her every day.  She refused to answer this question despite being given many chances over the course of 2 hours.   

Someone told me that around 6 months home when things start settling down and your new kid realizes you aren't gonna take them back or reject them; the horns come out.

I felt bad keeping her in time-out that long but after she finally decided to talk to mama nicely and answer the question, her behavior the rest of the day has been great.

I've been trying a new thing after someone suggested it on my post about puke.  When she starts acting naughty, instead of scolding her I say "Oh poor Mariah you must be SO TIRED if you can't (insert what she is supposed to be doing).  Poor baby is SO grumpy and needs a nap so she can feel better and (do what I asked her to do).  Then I scoop her up, carry her to her bed and tell her to have a nice nap so she can not be so grumpy and listen better. 

This works great. 

 


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