immediate action, don't say if you don't do this then later you won't get this. b/c then they think well i'm still doing it....time out (3 mins has to sit there whole time, if he gets up start the time over again), turn off the tv, early nap/bed time, leave the store, taking away a fave toy for a certain period of time. when the punishment is over explain why you did it like " you went to time out because mommy told you not to throw your toy and you did it anyways" also my daughter has to apologize if the bad deed was directed at someone, like a tone of voice, finger wagging (thats her fave right now to wag her finger at people), grabbing stuff etc...after doing the explaining thing for awhile you can ask him to tell you why he went and you'll be shocked to see that hes figured it out on his own. good luck!
at 7:42 PM on Apr. 18, 2009