[quote=catholicdad01]Does anyone have any ideas about how to handle a 4 and a half year old that is yelling constantly?
It does not seem to matter what she is talking about or doing, but she is constantly at the top of her little lungs.
She yells when she doesn’t get her way, when she has a question, when she want’s something…etc.
She also has an issue with growling at her mother and I when she is angry.
Any ideas on how to stop this behavior?
Get down at the child’s eye level, command complete attention, speak in a calm voice, and tell the child that if she wants “X” then she must ask for it in the proper way.
If she acts inappropriately, put her in time out. She must apologize and ask appropriately to come out of time out.
Also, maybe have her hearing checked-- she may have some sort of damage if she always talks loudly and doesn’t seem to notice (does she also sit close to the TV, or make any indication that she can’t hear you or other people?). Just a thought.