Two year olds are too young for time outs. Kids will argue, but they don't need to do it as much as they do. Your children could become best friends! Here's some suggestions:
1) have Mommy & Me time with each of them, to lesson rivalry. If they take different naps, that's a good time to spend with the other child. Otherwise, teach them "taking turns". You play with the younger child for half an hour, while the older one watches a cartoon, then switch. Sometimes, play with both of them together. This time doesn't have to be all play - can do some preschool lessons.
2) Don't have playmates over for them very often. Make them look to each other for play time.
3) Don't have too many toys. They should learn to play together. TOo many toys limits imagination. Fewer toys means taking turns and playing together.
4) have LOTS of outside time. Kids should play outside a minimum of 2 hours a day. Fresh air and exercise promotes healt
at 2:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2011