Moms of older kids... Talk to me about 4 year olds.

Mason has suddenly become the most disrespectful child EVER. He rolls his eyes or gives us sarcastic "OKAAAAAY"s when we discipline him. It is hands down the most infuriating thing I have encountered as a parent yet. Any tips on how to stop this?? I've tried to talk to him about respect and how he needs to treat people, but I think he's too young to understand the lesson.

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
03/17/14
Beth
We try... but that's probably something we need to work on because it's so hard not to let my temper get the best of me and just send him to the steps/his room so he's out of my face! We try to make punishments fit the crime, maybe I will make him start doing something nice for me/Dad/whoever when he's disrespectful.
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    03/17/14
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    03/18/14
    Beth
    Yes, he's in preschool 3 days a week for 3 hours a day.
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      03/18/14
      Beth
      Thanks everyone!! Good to know I am not alone! It's so hard for me because I was raised to be extremely respectful of everyone but especially my parents. Having him act like this is making my blood boil!!!
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      obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.