My son has recently started throwing tantrums, which most of the time I ignore, and it works. He also hits the tv. we have a 58' flat screen (that isn't hard like glass, more like plastic of some sort) there's mirrors inside that if shaken, interrupt the projection, and ruin the picture (for good.). I've tried smacking his hand (not hard, just enough to let him know) as soon as he does it and saying "No, we don't hit the T.V." then while he cries, I ignore him. I feel terrible, but I don't think time out will work at this age, and i want him to know that he shouldn't do it. It's been 2 days since we've tried this and he does it a few times a day. Is it just a phase? help!
Answer by kaycee14 at 12:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by CnJsMom at 11:51 AM on Nov. 10, 2008
Oh yes, this is a phase. Terrible two's have arrived. I would keep up with what your doing, this is a testing phase to see how far he can get away with things. So be consistent! I would also try to do the time out. I don't think he is too young. If you have a corner try that first. They say a minute for every year. You would be surprised in how bad the corner will get his attention. I already went through the terrible two's once and will have to again in a little over a year so I know how you feel. Plus you may not like this but terrible two's don't go away easy, it gets worse at age 3 and then tappers off around 4 so your in for a long haul. Just remember patience and consistent. Good Luck.
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