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Time Out & Redirection DON'T WORK FOR MY 2 YR OLD

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Yep neither works. He doesn't learn anything from either. Idk where my sweet child went. He's almost 3 will be in June. Yeah he talked late started using words to tell me what he wants about November last year. Hes still difficult to understand but I get the gist of what he says. My point is,he is now since about the beginning of the year lashing out A LOT. He gets bored to easily he irritates the shit out of everyone(he also cant take it when more than the normal amount of people are around him for extended time, he gets very cranky and you cant do anything with him) and the animals. Only to them he abuses. Idk if he knows what he is doing or not.but they yelp and he laughs and continues until I put him in time out or redirect him. Either one I use don't work he still does it again! I use these methods when he yells at me, like he does all the time, back talks, hits or kicks. This is to me or anyone. Nothing works I'm still getting on to him. Its almost impossible not to yell at him which I have done a few times. But im human! No excuse but still yelling seems to get his attention. Maybe he learned the yelling from me yelling at him the few times i did. Idk.He don't listen or care. This child is super energetic. I know all 2 yr olds are. But if you could see a day with him. Maybe I could get answers hes always bouncing off the walls. I know 2 yr old's are stubborn but this is ridiculous. He don't want help with anything unless he asks. So I don't volunteer to help him with anything. When he gets hurt or falls down. If he doesn't get up immediately and go about his way. He will cry but he gets pissed don't want anyone to cuddle him. Whats up with that? He runs away and hides himself then when hes done he comes out and goes about his way. I try to keep him busy but even then no matter where we are he still acts out. I try to teach him we don't hit we use words. But when he uses words he yells when hes upset. Then I try to teach we don't yell we use inside voice. Nope not having it he yells anyway. What do I do with this child? Why is he is so disobedient? Why don't he learn? Why does time out not work or redirection? Idk what to do and I'm at my wits end! Call me bad parent if you want to. Think you'd change your mind on that opinion If you had a week in my shoes.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 4, 2015 at 11:07 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 4, 2015 at 11:07 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 11:30 PM
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He is two so start there . He is exercising is independence as he begins to realize he is a separate entity ; this is both a good thing and terrifying for him all at once .
If you have concerns his behavior is out of the norm for his age ask for a referral from your pedi for an early childhood behavioral specialist.
Without knowing what is prompting this behavior and if it is out of range it is hard to make suggestions. More punishment is not always the answer .
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