How to deal with a naughty child?
Q: My son is 2 yrs and 10 months old. He is very naughty and does not listen to others. He listens only if it is of any benefit to him. He do not say ma or papa but only speaks two or three lines of songs which he likes. If we ask him to speak he never speaks and does so only when he wants. He does not listen, speak or pay attention. He is active, remembers things but does not speak. I think his only problem is lack of attention. Is he a hyperactive child and is there any allopathic or homeopathic treatment for this? How can we send him to school? Please reply urgently.
A:I think you are expecting too much from a two year old. If he is bright and has a good memory, he will do well when joins Nursery School. Instead of making him say or do something, why don't you give him picture books to look at? Tell him stories and let him sing songs, which he likes to do. Have a conversation with him and be patient. He will then stop mere attention getting actions. He does not need any other treatment, in my view.