Quoting ×ø×K·ßear×ø×:" every commercial on tv its "i want that" i just tell him xmas just came, he got a bunch of new stuff,and ... [snip!] ... him he just got stuff, and he doesnt need more.not much else you can do its normal for a child to want more no matter what"
Quoting Your friendly n00berhood :" Stop getting him things. If you go to the store with the intention of getting him something tell him ... [snip!] ... I practically had to drag him out of the store kicking and screaming, but it only took him a few shopping trips to catch on."
Quoting Manda♥Joseph:" Love this advice. Thank you. Should be common sense but sometimes you need to actually be told to get how to do it. I need to be strong and say no!! lol. So hard sometimes."It's definitely hard, it seems like they go from your perfect, well behaved toddler to satan incarnate (Okay thats an exaggeration ) overnight. I think it catches everyone by surprise, which is why it took me until he was 4 to realize I was ruining my child lol.
Quoting Your friendly n00berhood :" It's definitely hard, it seems like they go from your perfect, well behaved toddler to satan incarnate ... [snip!] ... I think it catches everyone by surprise, which is why it took me until he was 4 to realize I was ruining my child lol."
Quoting Manda♥Joseph:" Yes definitely not helping him by letting it continue. My siblings are SO spoiled and they are teenagers ... [snip!] ... are teenagers now, and still think they can have anything they want. I don't want to be dealing with that when mine is a teen."Me neither. My oldest is 5 now and I'm having to stand my ground against back talk now lol. Rewards are a good thing when they're 3 to 4. So I would definitely get him something occasionally when he behaves, I used to surprise DS instead of asking him what he wanted. I didn't/don't do it everytime he''s good in the store but I make sure he knows his cooperation is appreciated sometimes with words, sometimes with a special toy. I havn't bought him a toy in a while though, he doesn't ask and seems to be more content with the things he has already.