What is your childs worst habit?

United States
October 24, 2008 2:48pm CST
My son is only 2 and he has the worst habit of pulling my hair, what can I except when he is older? What do your children do ?
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• United States
24 Oct 08
My youngest daughter's worst habit is sucking her thumb when she is tired or uncomfortable in a situation. She is 5 yrs old now and we cannot, absolutely canNOT keep that damn thumb out of her mouth. And we have tried everything from hot sauce, soap and alum to threatening to cut it off...nothing works lol. Both my children pulled my hair at one point, sounds mean, but i pulled theirs back a few times and tell them at the same time that you dont do things to people if you know it hurts, and they got the idea that it hurts dont do it.
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• United States
27 Oct 08
I have never actually tried that but maybe pulling his hair back, might actually work. As for the thumb we put gloves on my sons hands and taped them around so he cant take them of, it might sound mean but it worked.
• United States
24 Oct 08
My oldest daughter, now 13, only had one bad habit and that was with the pacifier. We gave it to Santa when she was 2 1/2 lol. My 6 year old had and still has a habit of biting her nails which just drives me crazy. We have tried every tactic under the sun and none have proven effective...GRRRRR!! My baby, she's 4, is the aggressive one. She has been since she found out that her legs will help her keep up with her sisters and they are wonderful for kicking. I think at some point or another all young children go through hair pulling, biting, hitting, throwing, kicking, spitting (the list is long). There are several ways to handle it. But it's important to understand that children that young don't grasp what they are doing wrong until they are taught. All your son knows right now is that when he pulls your hair he gets a reaction (good or bad). So, not responding or ignoring the behavior will cause it to stop but won't teach him right from wrong. A combination is what you need here. I did this when my baby was in the biting phase. Firmly tell him that pulling your hair hurts and that you don't like when he does that. Put him down immediately and walk away. He will probably run after you but stand your ground by activly ignoring him. Not for a long period of time but for a brief period (say 2 mins.) It may take a few times but he'll get it and he will stop. I was doubtful of handling it this way but honestly I did it with my youngest all of 3 times and she never bit me again. She didn't like it when I was mad at her.
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@rainmark (4302)
25 Oct 08
My son likes to pull my hairs and clothes too and biting me, Last time he bit so hard and it's really hurt me so much. The worst thing too is he likes pulling and grabing everythings and put in his mouth and start to chew it. He likes to crawl on the stairs too and straight on the bathroom, he is a dangerous little fingers. Happy posting.
• United States
27 Oct 08
My son also likes everything that is dangerous to him, he is always attracted to danger, but aren't most kids.
• United States
4 Nov 08
Mine is 9, wow, fun age, let me tell ya! Her favorite thing to do is to play off of my bad memory. Like for instance, she came up the other day and told me that I said we were going to put up the Christmas Tree..LOL, mind you this was still in October..She just went a little too far but usually she's sly and doesn't get caught.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
25 Oct 08
my daughter is impatient and she's fickle minded. she's gonna watch tv now then she'll change mind and just play games in the latop