My son is almost 2 years old, and climbs on top of the counter every day, all day! Besides being afraid he will fall and get hurt, he's getting in the cupboards, pouring food all over, playing with dishes, water, plants, and even turned the oven on one day! I've tried to be patient and have consistantly got him down, been stern, and in times of frustration, yelled and spanked. I know that he "knows" that he's not supposed to be up there. This has been going on for a really long time now, over 6 months. He is REALLY busy, always on the go. I dont think that I should have to hover over him ever second of the day, am I wrong? He is my first child, and honestly (Love him with all my heart) but I'm not sure I could handle another!Answer Question
Answer by chedda at 10:24 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by Moonwhispers at 10:25 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by anfisasmommy at 10:26 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
I have a grandson the same age, he will be 2 on 9/11. He gets on counters, empties cabinets, puts stuff in the microwave, and he will eat the dog food and drink the dog water. He goes out the dog door, barks like a dog, retrieves, and thinks he is a dog.
I was a divorced, single mother with my 3rd son. When he was 2 I got him all settled with a video and took a 3 min. shower. I got out and couldn't find him. He was on top of the fridge! He turned out to have bipolar disorder. Kids with bipolar disorder think they can't get hurt and get lots of broken bones and stitches.
I think my grandson is normal. I try and move things out of his reach. I put things out for him to play with. You could try more childproofing and gates.
Answer by Gailll at 10:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Your son is going to get hurt. He is going to break bones and get stitches. I hope you have insurance. He is a risk taker. Being stern and spanking isn't going to change it. You might like reading about Howard Gardner and multiple intelligences. His theory is that people have different ways of being smart. You can nuture these different ways. Thomas Armstrong has written some books about how to do this. If you google their names you can find out more. Your son may have interest in cooking and science.
Answer by Gailll at 10:33 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by Kiter at 10:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by bcauseimthemom at 11:08 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by Kiter at 3:43 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
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