Lisa - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Alright moms out there. I am in need of a little advice.
I have a 2 1/2 year son, who is the sweetest thing ever...majority of the time. You see he has a baby sister who is now 9mos old. For the most part they get along and play well together. he loves reading to her, teaching her about all the toys. He even shares with her,
But for some reason he will so casually strike out at her. He will walk right up to her and either push her back, throw a toy at her, he has even bit her. Yes I know welsome to terrible 2's.... right?
But my husband and I can not handle this behavior. We have tried everything from time outs to taking away toys. We are consistant and firm with him and follow through with our threats. We talk to him after he is punished and explain why he was put in time out or why he can not play wiht his favorite toy. He seems to know that his behavior is not right and he says his sorry and is remorseful. But what the heck.... he then turns around 2 hours later and does it again.
We thought maybe jealousy.... so we are very mindful of keeping him involved with the baby and making sure he feels included. I am kinda getting frustrated. Any suggestions moms???????