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Old 12-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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Re: Does this seem normal or should I get my child checked out?

Originally Posted by mibarra View Post
Sounds potentially normal. How do you handle it? Maybe trying a new method could help?
Everything the "books" suggest: redirecting, suggesting an alternative course of action, ignoring, humor (but not much of that these days), and rationalizing (makes it worse). We've never done "time outs" and she's probably young for that, but I don't think of her behavior as "punishable". Just frustrating, annoying, fruitless, and anything I do is futile.
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