Kids and Disipline

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Canada
August 13, 2007 11:08pm CST
My kids do not mind half the time and it is really embarrassing in public. I have tried spankings, time out, pos. reinforcement, ect. I am beginning to think all three of my kids have ADD! What can you suggest? My kids are 2 and twin 3yr. olds.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
8 Nov 07
They may not have ADD. They may just be acting like kids! You have three children who are still very young. They are at a very curious and impulsive age. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't address their behavior when they misbehave, but you need to make sure that your expectations match their age. Not only are they young, but you have three of them. Their energy probably bounces off of eachother. They keep eachother going. When one child would calm down one of the other ones is there to agitate them. I would say just do the best you can to discipline them in a calm manner and if you have a support system (family or friend that will babysit from time to time) you should take advantange of that when you can. Some of the things that I can say are important are to set limits, be clear about what those limits are and consistently enforce those limits. If something is not allowed then it is never allowed. If you say no. It stays no. Of course, I have to admit, I haven't always practice what I've preached. One of my biggest flaws as a parent has abeen my lack of consistency when it comes to discipline. Just do the best you can. Good luck.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Wow, I remember when I had three little ones, now I just have one. I hope this would work for yours, because I didn't know about this until my fourth one was born. When you do out, explain what is expected of them and give them one warning. If they continue, turn around and go back home. Then if you can, leave the one(s) that misbehaved with someone and take the one(s) that did behave out with you. This worked well with my 5 year old when he was 2 at the library. He is very talkative and sometimes loud and wouldn't stay with me. so before going into the building I told him that he is have put on his library voice and stay with me. I think I only had to do this 2-3 times before he got the idea. And it wasn't in a row either. Of course the first time, we left, with him screaming at the top of his lungs in the library, (talk about embarrassing). Then the next few times with the reminder of leaving again with no books, he was good. Then he either forgot or was testing me and did it again, so again no books and I took him home.. He still is not an angel, but he does know that I mean it, if he misbehaves, he goes home..