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How to I stop almost 3 year old ds shouting "Hello poo-poo head" to random strangers

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Wallace Tue 14-Jul-09 22:04:25

He does it with a big grin. blush

I have told him not to, and try to ignore it when possible. But his "victims" probably need to see him being told off, which makes it difficult to ignore.


Tiredmumno1 Tue 14-Jul-09 22:15:36

How about if u see another person coming towards you, try + distract him by pointing at aeroplanes/birds/trees etc anything u can to keep his attn, until that person has passed you. + if he does do it + u feel uncomfortable just say terribly sorry terrible two's + laugh, then walk off. Then tell him he is not to do that its naughty, + if he has a fav toy take it away for ten minutes. Hope u get somewhere.

Wallace Tue 14-Jul-09 22:22:56

Thanks good suggestions.

His favourite toy is his bike and he is quite often riding it at the time so that would probably work.

DiamondHead Tue 14-Jul-09 22:26:18

Best of luck.
I have a ds - nearly 4 - still thinks 'hello Mr poo poo' is the funniest thing ever.

preggersplayspop Tue 14-Jul-09 22:26:22

I think I would find it hard not to laugh!

I'd probably just try to ignore it, and roll my eyes at the person he said it to and mutter 'toddlers, eh?'. If you ignore it, chances are it may lose its appeal?

He could be saying a whole lot worse I suppose...

bigstripeytiger Tue 14-Jul-09 22:28:17

I would say that was fairly advanced behaviour for a 2 year old. Be proud! wink hmm

oneopinionatedmother Tue 14-Jul-09 22:28:51

stop him and say a good sharp 'no!' barbara wodehouse style?
and then maintain the serious face with eye contact until he stops giggling, if necessary say 'No' again.

works with my 2 yo as too young to care about other peoples feelings/ understand anything more complex.
works with Dog too
tired mumno1 also good advice.

DesperateHousewifeToo Tue 14-Jul-09 22:29:04

How about modeling a new phrase ''hello pretty lady'', ''hello nice man'' instead?

Say it just before he says his poo-poo head, lol.

(Could be worse, he could be telling them to eff offgrin)

alarkaspree Tue 14-Jul-09 22:29:59

Oh, it's just silly, not really rude. I'm sure nobody is upset by it. I'd just ignore it until he gets bored.

isittooearlyforgin Tue 14-Jul-09 22:30:26

not sure but if you find any answers perhaps you could pass on to me so i can deal with dd (4) yelling "why have you got a hairy bottom" to me at the top of her voice whenever we go into a public toilet!

S1ur Tue 14-Jul-09 22:30:32

My ds (also nearly 3) is going through a "you're a poo poo" phase too, but only when cross.

A raised eyebrow "that's not kind" and a stern but bored approach is working well for me atm.

Although, now I think of it, I did once get into a situation where I ended up discussing the finer points of a stranger looking like a poo poo head... in front of them;

now I stick to a raised eyebrow. grin

themachinist Tue 14-Jul-09 22:30:57

Excellent stuff. I would have to laugh. Sorry not much help. Classic.

supersalstrawberry Tue 14-Jul-09 22:31:45

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Wallace Tue 14-Jul-09 22:32:41

It is hard not to laugh sometimes blush

Thanks for the advice.

bigstripeytiger - now I know what I need to do:

Give the stranger a proud smile and say "Isn't he soooo advanced for his age!" grin

GodzillasBumcheek Tue 14-Jul-09 22:32:57

LOL...the more you try to stop it, the more he will say it!

How do i stop DD (2 and a half) going up to strangers and patting them? (of course i have strictly said no, she has done this only infrequently, thank goodness). Fortunately the victims she chooses have a good sense of humour!

Rindercella Tue 14-Jul-09 22:33:32

PMSL. Sorry no advice, but that is a very funny thread title! grin I am sure I will live to regret laughing at this when DD (22 months) starts saying stuff like that!

MaryLaMereDuFromage Tue 14-Jul-09 22:33:34

Stern but bored is good.

I'd do that, and just mouth "sorry" to victim whilst roll eyes and looking stern but bored at DS.

Most grown ups have seen it before.

Those who care aren't worth caring about.

GodzillasBumcheek Tue 14-Jul-09 22:34:46

ROTFL...oh the daddy thing...DD did this recently to a bloke in the charity shop (i was looking for several minutes at the books), and embarrassed the poor man by calling him daddy about FIVE times blush

He was quite good looking so no embarrassment on my behalf grin

YouLukaAmazing Tue 14-Jul-09 22:57:41

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maybebaby23 Wed 15-Jul-09 12:01:38

My dd also does this. I prefer this to what she does in the supermarket EVERY time...whenever she spots a man she shouts "mummy, is that my daddy?" double cringe. No idea why she does it! Or she'll say to some random bloke who's with his girlfriend or something "Daddy!! Ive missed you so much!" Just so embarassing for me AND the poor victims lol. Spend the entire time saying "no, you know your daddy is at work/home dont be silly..." lol

stripes200 Wed 15-Jul-09 12:09:57

I'm with your DS, most of them probably are poo-poo heads.

Wallace Wed 15-Jul-09 20:55:13

Thank you, you have all made me grin

Now I know that every person is probably called poo-poo head several times as they walk down the street I can be a whole lot more relaxed about it grin

Tiredmumno1 Wed 15-Jul-09 20:56:33

Hope ur getting on ok :-D

poshtottie Wed 15-Jul-09 21:57:24

Ds went through a stage of calling people "poo face", thankfully he has grown out of it though he does shout down the telephone "hello buster" which sometimes sounds like "bastard" shock

isittooearlyforgin Wed 15-Jul-09 21:59:33

where did he get the phrase "buster" from?

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