Discipling toddlers

Deborah - posted on 04/29/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Any advice for getting through the "terrible twos"? My son thinks time outs are funny and I'm not a big fan of corporal punishment.

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Colleen - posted on 04/30/2009

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Hey Debbie! My hairstylist and I were just talking about this same topic this morning. She said her pediatrician recommended the book "No-Cry Discipline Approach" and that since she has been reading it...it has been a Godsend. Here's the link to the book http://www.amazon.com/No-Cry-Discipline-...
Hope this helps.

Itsamystery - posted on 04/30/2009

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I take away the object / remove my 2 yo from the situation that is causing the problem and move on to something else. I find this works better than creating battles. Occasionally he throws a tanty if I'm taking something away but for the most part he knows that he wont get it back and it's not worth fussing over. Since I started this no nonsense approach he is listening better. It's much easier on both of you if you can create a 'yes' environment than if you're in a 'no environment'

Wendy - posted on 04/30/2009

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I make my little guy sit on the floor in time out - he no longer thinks it's funny because he's not allowed to run around. We've also done the separation - he hates that! I just tell him to go to the other side of the room, he immediately changes his behavior. When things get really bad, we take away Elmo!

Cecilia - posted on 04/29/2009

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with my son i have to take away toys, i tried putting him in his room with a baby gate across the door he climbs over it! matter of fact we had to take him out of his crib early becouse he would climb out of it even with it lowered all the way down. We tried the whole time out thing sometimes it works sometimes it don't. we got him his own little rug that he sits on when hes in time out but most the time it doesn't work so we take a toy away and tell him when he stops throwing a tantrum or what ever hes doing at that time he can have it back it seems to be working right now

Carla - posted on 04/29/2009

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lead him to his room. door open, child gate. he loses his priviledge of being with you when he doesn't cooperate. that's what I do and it has been working so far. I have the same situation with my almost three year old. he gets seperated from mommy and he doesn't like it because he is no longer getting the attention. mommy is not supporting the negative behavior. eventually with consistancy on this....he should figure out that it's not nice and not funny.

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