Discipline Suggestions? HELP!
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|Mon, 01-04-2010 - 7:49pm|
My husband and I are very lenient with our 29 month old son. He is the first and only child we plan to have. He's very sweet and loving, but he's at the age where he could use some discipline and my husband and I are not great at this kind of thing. We give into our son A LOT. I'm afraid that in doing this, we'll have a behavioral problem on our hands once he gets to school.
Any ideas that seem to work for any of you??? Time outs???
He loves to bang the cabinet doors and flick the light switches and I found him in his room after having ransacked his bathroom and he was dribbling baby bath wash all over the place. I know that toddlers do these sorts of the things and that we call it the "terrible twos" for a reason, but I can't help but think I could be doing things differently, esp. with things that drive me nuts like banging doors shut and saying "Bye Bye!". He's kind of old for child proof locks and that doesn't really send the messgae, "Stop doing that!" He says "NO!" a lot to many of our requests, a normal response for a 2 year old, I know, but there's got to be something or someway my husband and I can discipline our child appropriately. We are two of the biggest push overs that ever lived when it comes to him. We have to remind our son who is boss! Then, when we do discipline him and he cries and comes over to hug us, what do we do? It makes us want to give in!!!! AHHHH!
He was SUCH a doll baby as an infant. I miss those days....
PLEASE HELP!!!! (If you can). :-) Thanks.
Allison: SAHM to Donovan, born August 2007.