Consistancy is key! Unfortunately, you cant expect the same behaviors from an 18 mos old, as you can the 3 y/o. Having raised 2 boys that are 1 1/2 yrs apart, I can sympathize w/ your situation. There are days I dont know how I raised them & went to school full time. I had a great support system- so that saved my sanity! Give them 1 warning, then a time out. You could have the 3 y/o help you make a rules & consequences chart. Then he will know ahead of time what he stands to lose if he does a certain behavior. GL mama!
at 4:23 PM on Apr. 20, 2011