I started by telling him no, but it seemed like all I was doing was saying no and it was not working! I smack his leg or hand and it only works half the time. He doesn't cry when I spank him, he just holds his leg and gives me a dirty look. And now he is starting to hit us! I have not tryed time out yet, I thought he might be too young to stay in one place for even a minute. I didn't have to spank my older child, he just listened. I am starting to think it is me and not my baby. Maybe I am loosing my patience.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by dtetz at 10:36 AM on Dec. 28, 2008Credits: 0 Level 1
I have used spanking with my daughter, but very, very sparingly. My daughter is around the same age as your son. With her it really works though, now all I have to do when she doesn't listen is ask her if she needs a spank and that's usually enough to deter her from whatever she is doing. I think each child is different though and it doesn't sound like spanking is the best way to get through to your son.
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