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I need ideas on how to deal with an uncooperative four year old. When he is disapointed in something, he runs away and says he is mad and refuses to join the group. He gets upset when another child has a birthday, he yells when it is nap time, he throws toys when he doesn't get his way etc. His mom doesn't know how to deal with him.
  • Hilary Mosher In my class, there are always at least two people at the beginning of each year who are trying to see what behaviors they can practice that will allow them to control their environment. They often do this by being oppositional and/or defiant, and mos...See More
    Oct 17, 2011 report post
  • WOW WOW! If you follow this advice you might want to warn the Kinder teacher that the child will need counseling by the time he gets to her. The other posters had better advice. jmo On 3/28/11, Sara wrote: > With some kids even kids this young I&#...See More
    Sep 20, 2011 report post
  • Sara On 3/27/11, ruth wrote: With some kids even kids this young I've asked, "Does this work for you, John? Is it working for you? Does this make you happy John?" (long pause and usually John or Susie or whatever looks pretty surprise...See More
    Mar 28, 2011 report post
  • Donna Kosloff All behavior serves a function. If you can identify the function that the disruptive behavior serves for your four year old then you can replace the negative behaviors with positive behaviors along as the replaced behavior serves the same function. ...See More
    Mar 28, 2011 report post
  • Leah I agree with Glenda. You may need to explore more with the parent. The following guidelines could be helpful. Also click on Parent Tips for 11 reproducible parenting handouts that you could share with the mom. All are complimentary.
    Mar 28, 2011 report post
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