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Help me get thru these terrible twos!! (piog)

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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My son is 22 months. He's been going thru the "terrible twos" since about 16mons & it just keeps getting worse. I dont know what to do with him. My DD was easy at this age, still is. but my son is ridiculous LOL. He climbs on everything, gets into everything, tells me no, whines "mama" all the time, hits his sister, throws things, gets mad when I put him in his highchair cuz he wants to sit at the little kids table with his sister, but when I let him sit at the table he just gets down to go play. he doesnt eat...and the list goes on & on. I've spanked him & done time out, he doesnt care. he whines & cries then gets up & does it all over again. I'm going crazy here!!! I know it's the age & part of being a boy, but I need some advice on handling it. whats the best way to discipline him, & what other tips & advice can u give me? Thanks!

          busy momCrystal  margarita time
*Single, working, loving mom to Madison - 3 1/2 & Danny - 19mons

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mupt02
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM

We are going through this with both of my kiddos right now.  My 3 year old skipped the terrible 2's and opted for the terrible 3's.  My 22 month old has been following suit.  We haven't found any magical solutions yet.  Both of mine hate going to their rooms, so right now that is the punishment of choice.  I think the most important thing is just to be consistent.  Even if he doesn't listen, keep reinforcing the rules.  Don't change the rules.  I'm hoping eventually they will grow out of it.

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cassluppens
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Yeah just when you think you are through the worst of it, the terrible tantrums and 2's hit.  I just keep trying to imagine myself trying to communicate in a foreign country where I don't speak the language along with being on a different planet/landscape completely.  How frustrating must your daily life be when you can't communicate the things you want to and are learning massive amounts of information.  Things like hitting or biting warrent a time out in our home, but wanting down from the table to play, not so much.  Sit and think, what attributes are really important to you as a parent that you would want to instill in your child.  Exploring is the only way they learn at this age and helps to fuel that creativity that amazes us all.  I make sure to articulate what I want from our son or what behavior he exhibited that put him in time out.  Sometimes it works and others it doesn't, but I do remain consistant.  As a parent who works full time, I don't know what the right answer is, but I do know that I am slowly learning that picking your battles is a good approach.  Too much of anything will make a kiddo feel numb to it, so too much of saying "no" or "time-out" just makes them glaze over.  

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