I'm very proud of him, don't get me wrong. He's very advanced for his age and smarter then any other kid I know. In fact, I know 4 and 5 year olds who have worse phenetics and less logic and reasoning then my son. He will talk to me using big words, voice changes, full sentences (grammaticly correct ones!) and knows about things I didn't even realize he knew!!!
So my question is, do i discipline him as a 2 year old or a 4 year old? "No no" doesn't NEARLY cut it. He needs to know WHY he can't have it, WHEN he CAN have it, WHAT he CAN have... etc. He needs more then a "no no.. not for you" type response. However, I see stuff about not spanking a two year old, redirection, and time outs and I know first hand those "toddler disciplines" just don't work with him...
Any options? A balance? P.S. he's very strong willed and resourceful.. a lethal combination!
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Your strong willed comment made me laugh because in the parenting section of every bookstore there is a bunch of books called parenting the strong willed child or other variations. I have not personally read those specific books and their philosophy. I do not personally use spanking but I do use time ins and that means sitting down on his level, holding him, and explaining why something can or cannot be at the moment. I clearly spell out the consequence of what will happen if (say for example) he deliberately goes into the kitchen to get a cookie off the table when I told him not to. Then punishment is implemented. I'm sort of creative with punishments. I believe they should teach a lesson and fit the situation. So with the cookie example, cont...
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