First, please no bashing of other Moms, as is something I've seen before when it comes to discipline/time out questions. My daughter turned two in May and I'm curious as to how some of you Moms have disciplined your children. She's only two but advanced for her age (speech/personality wise) and definitely knows when she is doing something wrong- usually on purpose. We started using timeouts (playpen way) which are sometimes effective, however impossible in a restuarant, car, etc. So I'm open to any and all advice on how you let your kid know what they are doing is wrong, besides the obvious of saying "no" and/or "stop it". Oh and she's also in a new preschool, where she's doing very well but we're concerned some of her new attitude may be a result of what she's learning from another child.Answer Question
I think when she does something she knows is wrong is when you correct her. Consistency is key.
When you say do not ___ then she looks you in the eye and defies you, that's when discipline needs to come into play.
I think also we parents need to make life easy on our kids if we can. I do not put things at their level they cannot have. My purse hangs high by the door, scissors, permanent markers are away, my books are all shoved together tightly, all the kids can do is touch them, not get any out. There are plenty of kids' books at the coffeetable, at their level.
Time outs or a spank on the hand worked for us. It's tough tho because it's the same things that tempt them day in and day out. They're only human.
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