Tara - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son just turned two in July and I cannot for the life of me get him to listen. He doesn't have any problem listening to others. Its just me. It starts in the morning when I go to get him out of bed. He just starts screaming at me and throwing himeself into the rails of his crib. He yells at me and hits me and spits at me when I try to punish him. A two minute time out turns into 30 minutes because he won't sit in one spot. He doesn't like me to change his diaper, when I try to feed him his food usually ends up on the floor instead of in his belly. Toys don't get put away when asked they just get thrown acrossed the room. If I give in and give him what he wants he still acts this way and at times I feel he hates me. Im not a fan of spanking and yelling. I've tried both and I feel like they are getting me nowhere. I just don't know what to do anymore. Its just me and him all day until his father gets home anywhere between five pm and ten pm. How can I get my son to relax and just listen to me?