2 yr. old throwing toys

Melissa - posted on 08/09/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My two yearold throws toys and has now taught his little brother to do the same i decided i will put up each toy and explain y then if they continue to throw toys be placed in bed enough of this they shoul d stop and take care of toys

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Ev - posted on 08/10/2013

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I know that. I work with kids this age range but we have a proscribed time out policy to use. As a parent and grandparent, I had to tweek the time out thing or use something to get attention. With my daughter, it was usually a good talking to when she was older and with my son I had to get very creative. The point is....it depends on situation and what you have to work with too.

Melissa - posted on 08/10/2013

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Keep in mind every kid is different and unique in their own way so you cannot use the same method of time out for each child has different needs.

Ev - posted on 08/10/2013

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I find that hard to believe that a developmental therapist and a child psychologist would suggest such a thing. I have my two kids and they are both grown now. My own mother would not have used the bed for that unless we were made to take a nap if we got so out of hand because of being tired. My son was very active at that age and using bed for time out was not a good idea back then. I had to use what other ideas I had. Sometimes when experts give advice sometimes it sounds a bit odd and makes me wonder if they have children too or real life experience with children. Not saying the ones you contacted were not experienced but some I have come across were not.

Melissa - posted on 08/10/2013

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True on bed part. Although i was told by a developmental therapist to use bed as timeout for mine because he's a very physical activity and my boys are they don't sit still. Then I was also told to use bed by a child psychologist. So that's why I chose the bed of the time out but yeah it's true I probably should use the chair although I can send mine are very physical that I can try the chair but I've tried it again it didn't work Thanks for your feedback.

Ev - posted on 08/10/2013

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Do not use the bed as a punishment or time out. If you do that enough, they will fight you when its nap or bedtime. You want to use a timeout spot; pick something else like a corner where you can see them, a special chair just for that or whatever works for you.

To the toys throwing part: For every toy they throw put it away and tell them they do not get it back until tomorrow or some short time frame away. I have used this and it has done wonders.

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