*I don't really think he's a bully, he's being a toddler, but that's how I feel sometimes*
Levi will be 2 in January. He has interacted with other kids his age off and on since he was crawling, but nothing routine. Play dates and such. He usually likes kids older than him. We have been sitting a 12 month old all last week and today, and Levi is mean! (Again, just being a toddler, I know.)
He doesn't like to share his toys. I bring plenty out so they both have lots to choose from, but he just doesn't want Ryder (the babe) to have any. To the point where he pushes, hits, and today bit the baby.
I have NO idea what to do. I've never had to deal with fighting babies, and Ryder does fight back. I'm afraid of over reacting. Levi is my first, and I've never had such consistent interaction with babies. I don't know what type of punishment will work.
He knows "ow" is pain, and so when he hurts Ryder I do say ow, and he did kiss Ryders arm after he bit it. But mostly he doesn't seem to care. He goes into time out, but it doesn't really phase him. I don't have an issue with spanking my child, I just don't know if a 2 year old is mature enough to understand a spanking. I'm feeling overwhelmed, and I feel like I've failed him, and I have no idea what to do...
ANYTHING would be great. Even if it's just a "keep working on it". Ryder's last day here is Friday, and at this point I'm never going to babysit for anyone ever again.