This behavior started randomly a few weeks ago and we would put my daughter in her crib with the lights on for about a minute or two. It served as a "time out". We would tell her words like, "no, mama is sad, no biting, etc". It seemed to work. However, over the past few days she has started this behavior again and I tried putting her in the same time out as before.
She doesn't care. She laughs. Before taking her out of the crib my husband/I tell her to make nice choices. We pick her up and she will rub our face or give us a hug. However, within minutes she is back to biting, pinching, or smacking us. Today she went to time out out three times within 15 minutes.
Can someone please give some advice. Havce you been through this? What did you find to be effective? The time out doesn't seem to be working for her. I know that there are mixed parenting reviews about time out, but I need to try different things and ultimately find what will work to help her learn how to be nice to others.
Thank you in advance and please don't post derogatory statements about my discipline attempts. I am no where nears perfect, but am trying to do what is best of rmy daughter.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
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