Posted in Behavior, Tricks of the Trade, Toddlers

Tips on getting your toddler to listen?

My son barely listens to me or his dad. When we tell him something it’s like he is ignoring us on purpose. When I tell him something he wants his dad. I’m so frustrated.

  • Sanna
    Jun 13, 2019

    I don’t have anything to help just want to let you know that you’re not alone. My daughter does the same thing she’s 30 months old and doesn’t listen to anyone or follow instructions. She’s actually worse in public than home. It’s very upsetting but I hope she will grow and be better

  • Elena
    Jun 14, 2019

    Same here I really wish I could give you advice but my 2yd is the same way and so far nothing worked no praise no time out nothing he just get worse at time out like he dont understand the concept yet

  • anonymous mom
    Jun 22, 2019

    I hope this is normal because my daughter never listens 😅

  • HR
    Aug 01, 2019

    It’s b/c they’re kids and are selective in what they hear, for the most part. If it’s *really* bad though (like, banging-pots-&-screaming-their-name-&-they-don’t-even-look-up bad), definitely talk to their pediatrician; we were having trouble w/ our kid (29 mo) even responding to us, & it turned out he was partially deaf! And it’s common for seemingly-unhearing to be a symptom for other medical things, too (not necessarily just deafness).