In need of some ideas for dicipline
The problems we are having are totally normal, but I just don't know what I can do to stop them or work with them until he outgrows them. My son doesn't like to be asked to do anything. Even get his shoes to get ready to go to the park. He will sometimes get them, but he often throws them at me, his sister or the dog. He throws things so that I can't take them away from him, hides when I need to change his diaper (or brush his teeth, etc), and he REALLY likes to bully the cat and dog.
My daughter was like this too, at this age and outgrew it. But with my son... he takes it to another level and I can't seem to manage him OR myself. I've resorted to spanking in regards to how he treats the animals, which I don't like and isn't working anyway. Time outs do nothing, and he doesn't care if I take privileges or toys, since he is resourceful enough not to be too phased lol. He just finds something else to occupy his attention.
I thought playing more outside would help, but it hasn't, really. We go to a local park a lot and he plays in the yard a lot and it hasn't made a noticible difference.
I am VERY open to suggestions. I don't want to spank or yell all the time. He HAS to stop bullying the animals. The rest can be a combination of reducing undesirable behavior and managing outbursts more efficiently on my part.