Instead of telling him what NOT to do, tell him what TO do.
"No hitting" can be replaced with "soft, gentle touches"..
And how does a 2 year old smart mouth?? He's 2!! He is learning boundaries..
Something tells me you do a lot of screaming at your children- chill out and they will, too.. Keep him entertained. Play with him. He's picking up on your foul moods..
Children are products of their environment..
I would not suggest spanking, I would suggest spending more time with your child.. Teach him how to play with others, rather than leaving him to learn on his own. Obviously he's going to do behaviours which get him the most attention.
at 8:52 PM on Nov. 15, 2008