Shelley - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son likes to throw his food off his high chair, to throw toys that will make noise upon contact on the wood floor (only in kitchen, rest of house is carpeted), and now he also started throwing toys on other adults or other kids.
What I do:
I'm so frustrated... the one thing that I found which helps is to give him one or two warnings that if he continues i will take that toy (though if he's aiming at people there are no warnings...!), and i show him that he can throw it on the carpet instead or into his play shopping cart, and then, if he continues, i take it. most times he just walks off to do something else.
But he goes back to throwing.... i noticed that he tends to do it more often first thing in the morning, or immediately after we get back home, or when he's tired.
I hope you can help me with some advice or any information, experience you have to share that can help me deal with this better or at least help me feel like i'm not the only one having to deal with this...
btw... sometimes i tell him "if you want to throw things" let's play with throwing the ball, which helps sometimes. but i can't really do that in the middle of dinner....