C - posted on 09/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Im a nanny for a 3 yr old whose parents work long hours (recently the dad is working from home). They are very open to me implementing discipline because they have been very lax on it. the little boy is a very head strong little boy who hates losing control and has gotten his way too many times. One minute he loves you the next you are down in the dumps. I need some advice on some behavior that is an issue. His new negative behavior is when he's frustrated or not getting his way, to yell at the person (me, daddy, mommy) and say, "Me no like you, me no like anybody". If you ignore it or try and distract it sometimes works but most days it gets him more mad to where he gets aggressive and then will try to scratch, hit and sometimes (not lately) bite. What should we do? Do we address it with threats of taking toys away or timeout or do we continue to ignore it. My concern is that he may do this in school with the other children if he becomes frustrated. He also has been laughing if I get hurt (bunk my head or stub my toe) and once did it at the playground when a child fell. They think i'm doing a wonderful job and are open to my suggestions. I need help.