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#1 of 3 Old 03-17-2010, 11:13 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a VERY persistent 4yo ds, and I am at my wits end trying to deal with it. If I say he, he either continues to ask the same thing (I do stick to my guns) or if I am trying to stop him doing something, he will just keep doing it. He is not trying to be naughty, he just has a very strong desire/need/will to do whatever it is he is doing. But he just ruined my craft project by doing something I said no to - I couldn't stop him physically because I was on the other side of the room, so I said 'No' firmly, but of course he did it anyway.

I have read Raising your spirited child, and I love the concept, but I think I need a whole book about persistent children (my ds is also intense and sensitive - aargh!). This book is great, but will probably be more appropriate when my son is a little older.

Any other suggestions of books/advice for an extremely persistent child? I know that it is a great character trait for an adult, but very trying for the parent of a child!
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Wow. No advice just interested in what others have to say. This is my son exactly. It is VERY hard, VERY trying on your patience, I know. He is 7 now, and we are still working on it with him.
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My dd is very persistant also. I haven't found a book that is helpful, but I do find that it is helpful to be consistent and predictable. I have also found that I have to be persistant back at dd also. It is often very tiring, but I love to see her being so creative about going for what she believes she needs or should have. She also stands up for herself very well and doesn't doesn't let anyone push her around.
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