• K.C. Dreisbach, LMFT

How to get your kid to listen the 1st time you ask?

Updated: Apr 8

Today's question comes from a reader in La Verne, California.

Q: My 3 year old isn't following directives. I find myself having to tell him to do something multiple times. Finally, I got to give him a Time Out for not listening, and then he starts to cry and does what I ask. I feel bad still giving him a Time Out once he follows directions. I'm not sure what to do in this situation. Help!