spitting

Kristen - posted on 02/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my question is i have a 2 year old boy and he just started spitting he will spit on people or in there face how would i get him to stop spitting

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Sarah - posted on 02/22/2013

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When he spits put him in time out. Explain that we don't spit. Then set a timer fo 2 mins. He must sit for the whole 2 mins. if he gets up before then put him back WITHOUT saying a word and start the timer over. If you have not done time outs before you may have to reset the timer a lot the first few times, but once he realizes that you will not allow him to get up before his 2 mins is over he will sit for the whole 2 mins. Also while he is in time out you do not talk to him NO MATTER WHAT. The time out spot should be a spot where you can see him, but he can't see TV, play with toys, or play with something that could become a toy at that time.

I will warn you that at 2 yrs I do LOTS of time outs. Some days it seems like that is all they do is sit in the time out spot. BUT if you are CONSISTANT and FOLLOW through it DOES WORK.

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