And he'll do this when he's three, four, five, and even up into adulthood.
You need to instill consequences for his actions. Be consistant. When you say "No" and give him a punishment that will follow if he does it again, then give that punishment when he does it again. He will try to get out of being punished, but you need to understand that this is only trying to manipulate you and get his way. Don't allow this, but don't overreact to the situation. The angrier you get the more he'll try to push your buttons to get you to give in. That's what children do, because they're learning with every emotion, every action, every reaction, etc. They're learning What to do, what not to do, and so on ... So when you instill a schedule, a punishment for every negative action, etc .. you need to follow through so they know what to expect. That way they can make the choice knowing what will come next.
at 1:22 PM on Mar. 1, 2011