I need some advice...

Tasha - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So I have a 16 month old son, His dad and I arent together we have been split up for 3+ months now. My ex just moved in with his new girlfriend, not a big deal but every time my son comes back from being with his dad, he is a trouble maker... How do I get him to stop being a trouble maker? Not only does he get into things like every 16 months old should, but he yells back, kicks, screams, hits.. something an older kid would do, I cant seem to brake him from it, so if anyone has any tips that would help, it would be greatly needed....

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Amanda - posted on 09/09/2009

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first off a good thing to never forget is patience. unfortunately if your baby is being raised in two different house holds, this is something your just gonna have to stick out and keep consistent with. if your at all on talking terms with dad for the betterment of the child, talk to him and try to ensure that the same disciplinary acts will be carried out. a few ideas. never spank, always be calm, never raising your voice, use time out. even if that means sitting with him because he gets up when you walk away. use a timer, no more than 3 minutes for his age. calmly tell him that you will not allow hitting, kicking or yelling. at 16mo he does understand the word no. sorry to tell you that while in the process of getting him out of tantrums, you will get frustrated but no matter what, be persistent. it will ware it him in time.

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