Tonya - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son is nonstop into everything. He drives me crazy!! I swear he rules the house. I get home and he grabs my cell phone. I tell him no smack his hand and take it away. Not but 2 seconds later he is on the couch trying to change channels with the remote, which he also knows is a no. If it's not one thing it's another. I am not going to pile everything on top of the counter so he can't touch it... there has to be a way for him to better understand the concept of no. I recently started taking away the item telling him no, smacking his hand and putting him in time out for 1 minute after he has repeatedly commited the same offense 3 times, but it doesn't seem to work & it makes me feel like I am an abusive parent smacking his hand. I just don't know what else to do. Please send me some much needed advice! Thanks!