my child is 4yrs and 4months but she has become very arrogant and had started arguing with me. how to control her behaviour.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2017

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First, you should know that developmentally a lot of things are going on at four and they are growing in ways that are much more difficult to "see" than when they are just a bit younger.There is also a lot of growth in the frontal cortex which can make things confusing and stressful too. They are also moving steadily toward more independence and they stop looking so "babyish" and start really looking like "kids." Without even realizing it, the adults around her start to expect a lot more of her (and she is mostly ready for those expectations). So such behaviour is normal . Just as kids can quickly slip into anger and sadness, so can they slip out of them. And you will may be still angry! So what you can do: 1. Example: the child says,' you don't know anything. you are the worst mom.' Do not take it personally. Calmly tell her either this,' you are upset/angry now. I will talk to you when you calm down' OR ', I am not talking to you when you behave like this.' Move away after saying this. 2. This will help her to calm and gradually her tantrums will grow lesser. if you yell or get angry it is like adding petrol to fire. Both of you will end up upset.

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