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My boy is 3 working his way near 3 n half anyways he's wild -i'm a sahm -we are in montana which been having some very cold days -now he's into running all over the place i can not tell him stay where mom can see -anytime i try to tell him to stop and remove him but during that i deal with every repeat, every gesture and he's quick by the time i go get him -i nickname him speedy gonzales .
 

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Good boots, snow suit, hat and mittens and get OUTSIDE. Every day. I grew up in Minnesota. It's darned cold there too. You might not be able to stay out for more than 30 minutes, but it's not subzero right now, so you can do it. (And I remember going skiing when it was -17 degrees!) The Scandinavians have a saying "There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" (or something similar). A child this age needs large motor time and getting outside is the easiest way to do it.<br><br>
Set up some space in your house where your child can burn off some energy. I turned the eating area in our kitchen into a play area. One winter we had a slide there. The next a rocking horse. A mini trampoline, a small climbing structure, anything where he can burn off energy.<br><br>
Play games of chase with him. Kids this age LOVE chase and it'll help burn off some energy, help you connect and get him the running away that he appears to need.<br><br>
Reconsider whether he needs to be where you can see him. Why do you need him to stay where you can see him? I realize that all children are different - but I spent a good 45 minutes today cleaning our bedroom while dd was downstairs doing her own thing. She was within earshot at all times, and usually needed my help with something about every 15 minutes. And after 45 minutes, she's used up all her reserves for playing alone.
 

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Great post, Lynn!<br><br>
I especially appreciate this:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Scandinavians have a saying "There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" (or something similar). A child this age needs large motor time and getting outside is the easiest way to do it.</div>
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I grew up in Massachusetts and we just bundled up and went on out for hours at a time! Check out LL Bean for some really, really good winter stuff if you're interested.
 

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he used to be good in areas where he would be doing his own thing until he spilled soap all over the cat , stood up on a chair got a razor and it was on the highest shelf climbed up to the sink with no chair but was able to turn on the water got into the cat medicine i was so panicky he used it, got into the fridge broke eggs, and got into ketchup squirted it all over - when i try to get him to stop i say can i have it he repeats and mimicks every thing i do, we go out plenty playareas,he throws things at me that he supposed to hand to me he actually tried to throw the slide to his playset at me after i took the pillows that he was throwing -we were doing pillow fighting -the only time he's calm is when he''s at the computer but when it times to remove him for a simple change or bedtime it's teary time. he got himself trapped in the arm of a kiddie chair under 3 seconds,he hits and sits on the cat
 
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