2 year old is pushing buttons...

Hayley is almost 3, December 1, and has this thing with not listening! or Doing the opposite of what we say.. We tell her to "Not touch the phone" so she looks at with an evil smile and touches the phone while saying "Touch". It drives me crazy! My 4 year old never drove me this far. Any suggestions??

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Danielle
    09/10/14
    My year and a half old is the exact same way. Sometimes it works to correct him and sometimes it works to ignore him and put him in "time out" but most of the time nothing works. I know that isn't much help but I'm hopeful that if I am consistent then eventually he will get it.
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      09/10/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I am so sorry, Danielle. They call the "two year old" stage, the "testing" stage. And the threes are the "terrible threes." She is testing you to see how far she can push her limits and where her boundaries are. Try redirecting or time out.
      My oldest has Down Syndrome, so she can have both the young toddler attitude and the preteen one. She will do things and say things to test her limits and push buttons. We try redirecting, as in giving her a task to do, asking her to help us with something, or giving her something else she can do instead. If redirecting doesn't work (sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't), we do a time out or take something of hers away. So that she understands her bad actions have consequences.
      If redirecting does not work, try a time out or a favorite toy taken away.
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        09/11/14
        Danielle
        We do time outs in the corner (away from the TV, usually in a highchair) but when she's out she goes right back to doing what she was before. Like I said before, My older daughter never did this. Even now my oldest still listens, and tries to help with getting her sister to behave. I am really hoping she grows out of this stage very soon.
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