Prabha - posted on 03/04/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am totally at loss of ideas to discipline my 2yr old kid. He is a very nice and cute little boy. He does not listen and keeps doing things he knows he is not supposed to...even when I am yelling at the top of my voice. I know it is bad but there are days when he is hit for doing undesirable things. While I try to keep it light his dad on the other hand hits him really hard!! I know both of us are not doing it right. We have just started with a day/week in day care. He is enjoying it but I hear that he is hitting other kids!!
His dad believes that he seriously needs a lesson and should be hit hard for every thing. I have hard time trying to explain and stop him!
I am really looking for help on how to handle my kid. I do not like and do not want to shout and hit my kid. I can give a few examples of his behavior.
1) Ours is an open kitchen. I tell him not to come to the kitchen area especially when I am cooking explaining it nicely. He always barges into the kitchen area and there are days when he playfully pushes me from behind and I stop myself falling on the dish in front of me. He starts protesting and crying.
2) Keeps running around while shopping. I either have to hold his hand all the time or put him in a trolley. He thinks it is fun.
3) Understands 'NO' and what is being told to him but does not want to obey.
It takes a lot of effort from both of us to make him do want I want him to (without shouting and hitting). But I cannot take that approach all the time and it would not work in all situations.
I am looking for ideas and suggestions to help discipline my kid. Thank you for taking time to read my lengthy post.