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how do i get my son to stay in the coner

my son laughs at me when i put him in the coner i believe in spanking but it seems to not work either he scares me he is alot like me any help please

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Asked by ONLY_MY_SON at 8:41 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • How old is he? maybe he doesn't understand the corner just yet.

    Answer by smnice at 8:42 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • he is 17 months but why not act scared when i spank he knows what no means

    Answer by ONLY_MY_SON at 8:48 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • 17 months old is really too young to put him in the corner and expect him to know why. He may not understand that spanking is associated with a behavior. I firm "no" and removing him to another area is probably best at this age. Tell him what you want him to do instead of what he did and redirect him to another activity. Spanking is not a preferred way to discipline children, in my opinion.

    Answer by Lisahi at 8:54 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • I agree 100% with Lisahi.

    Answer by twinclubmom at 9:35 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • i agree with lisahi. timeouts work best for children over 2 years of age. before that they cant really associate the behavior with the punishment. at this point a firm no and redirection is probably a better option. wait until he's a little older and give timeouts another try.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 9:52 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Wow! I can not believe how many questions are on young babies.
    Just allow them to be babies. They grow up way to fast.

    Answer by Jesusiswelcome at 11:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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