i dunno, maybe about a month ago? the way i lose my patience is pretty funny because i have no patience anyway. my daughter's only 2.5y so generally nothing she does gets to me, but she does this thing where she gets frustrated playing with her toys and she starts to whine and pout. well playing is not for crying, playing is supposed to be a happy time. i know she gets it from me (of course!) but it still irks the shit out of me! i give her a couple of opportunities to stop but if it just keeps going i lose my mind. this is my version of time out. i pick her up, plop her down in her angry spot, and then just glare a hole in the wall ignoring her. i tell her "when you're ready to play again you can get up!"
really i've only done this twice, maybe three times. she pouts for a bit then says she's sorry and resumes normal playing. she's a pretty even-tempered kid (gets it from her daddy, NOT me!) so we rarely have these moments
at 3:20 PM on Mar. 30, 2011