how do you get a 2yr old that is not your own child, not to throw toys that are not his

Judy - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm whatching 2 boys ages 2 and 4. The 2 year old will throw my childrens toys and not care,I put him in time out, but he goes right back and does it over and over I am at wits end, can anyone help?

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Shasta - posted on 12/30/2009

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I treet all kids equaly!!! You ned to talk with his parents and ask how they dissapline at home. If they are not ok with you dissaplineing them while under your care then they need to get a new sitter. If they trust you enough with there well being while they are at work then I'm sure they will trust your judgement when it comes to them getting a spanking or time out wich rver you prefer.

Sarah - posted on 12/29/2009

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It is hard when you watch kids and have kids of your own sometimes. What I have done are special toys that I don't want broken or they have just received for birthday or Christmas they keep in their rooms. They get to decide if they want to bring them out or not. Sometimes I will allow them to play in a different area with a child that will be good with the toys. That helps me not go too crazy with trying to keep my kids toys nice. With our normal "everyday" toys what I do is if they throw a toy it is time-out and the toy is taken away. If right after a time-out the child continues to throw toys that child must sit by me in a time-out. They can't have any toys to play with while sitting by me. What you could also do is only allow child to have one toy at a time until he can treat the toys nicely. I would also talk with the mom. If the child is allowed to carry out the bad behavior at home it makes what you are trying to teach/do that much harder.

Tammy - posted on 12/29/2009

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When my step sons were younger I would take one of their toys and put it up when they threw anything. After a while they understand that if they don't stop then their toys will be gone. You could sit the 2 yr old down on a couch or chair and make him hold the toy he threw (hold, not play with it in any way) for about 4 minutes. Then explain to him that it is wrong and hurts the other kids feelings. When you explain it to him pick out his favorite toy or comfort toy (bankies, teddies...etc) and ask him what if someone did it to his.

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