My DD is 17 months old and very smart and sweet.
But when she gets tired, she gets grumpy and mean. She will try to kick the dog (not hard, but just to be mean. and the dog moves away). Or she will try to hit me or her dad.
I have tried talking to her about what she did and time outs. I will put her in time out with no toys, nothing to entertain her, and after 2 minutes I ask her if she is ready to be nice. She will, more often than not, tell me "no". And when she does say "yes" she comes out and does the same thing again, and says "time out" and walks over to it. She sits in time out and counts her fingers. It doesnt seem to bother her at all.
I have tied swatting her diaper (not hard, but enough to show im not messing around), and that doesnt help.
Anyone have this same experience? What has worked for your toddler?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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