Discipline

Megan - posted on 12/10/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 16 month old boy and he gets into everything, which I know is normal. When he gets into the things he isn't supposed to I tell him no and take him away from the area. He then returns to keep messing with it. Do I just keep taking him away? Do I spank his hand? Time out? I don't know what is best to do. I hate spanking his hand because I feel like that doesn't teach him anything. I am just finding discipline a little difficult.

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Lynnae - posted on 01/07/2016

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Ive tried it all, my son is 15 months and what i foud works the best is consistent time out. Time out for him is walking him to his crib, staying in there for 2 minutes and then he is allowed out. Make sure you tell him no as your walking him and its right after doing the crime. you make it very consistent. Smacking his hand worked in the beginning but im such a pushover i couldnt be consistent and that doesnt help anyone. Also if he starts understanding no, like he goes to touch something, you say no, and he walks away, Reward him and praise him so he knows that he did something good. Good luck!

Megan - posted on 01/07/2016

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Yeah that's how my parents did it and I do understand doing it that way. I agree with removing them away and not the object. I thought okay if I remove the object then he won't learn that he can't touch it. It just takes consistency!

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I have 4 girls. My 2 year old gets into everything my other girls at that age hardly got into thing and if they did all you would have to say is no you can't play with that.but my 2 year now get into everything and won't list so we have start to pop her hand and say no in a firm voice sometimes it works and other times we have to pop her hand again. I don't think there is anything wrong about spanking a child, I was spanked when I was little and I didn't learn to hit by getting a spanking and my other girls where spanked and that didn't teach them to hit. But I do use it if nothing else works and i don't think that every time they do something wrong that you should spank them for it . And we don't remove the thing that she is messy with we remove her away from it so that she learns not to mess with it.

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