Renee - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
So I'm not sure if my 2y/o is out of control or if maybe he thinks he has all of the control and I have none! I have a very busy 2y/o son who always strives on attention. He will do just about anything to get it. The last week he is refusing to stay in his bed during nap time and at bedtime. I do the same routine with him when I'm home and my soon to be hubby does the same the day's I'm at work. Lately, when he knows it's time for me to leave the room and for him to stay in his bed, he refuses to stay in. I have been trying the parenting with love and logic approach which I think is great in theory and worked great for my older son when he was younger, but my little guy isn't having any of it. I have tried giving him choices such as "you can choose to sleep in your bed or on the couch or you can choose to sleep with your door open if you're not gonna cry or the door shut". If he doesn't choose I choose for him. He flips out screaming. He will scream for hours and hours. Today he screamed for 3 hours during nap time and never napped and then and cried for 3 more hours tonight before passing out on the recliner. This has been a common theme all week and I'm overtired and stressed! Any advice?