So frustrated & feeling like I'm failing :-(
I know the Terrible Two's are called that for a reason. But right now I'm feeling so frustrated with my son and don't know where to go as far as discipline.
Parker is 2 1/2 yrs old. Overall he is VERY well behaved. Already knows to say 'please' & 'thank you'. Socializes with other kids really good - doesn't take toys from them, waits his turn, etc. And, I'm super proud to share this, he is fully daytime potty trained!! Yay! :-)
Now, onto the not so great. Lately he has been more aggressive than usual. Today whenever I took something from him that he wasn't supposed to have or told him no to something he would cry of course, the normal little tantrum. But then he would shove or hit his 13 mos old sister. One time he shoved her hard from behind and she fell forward and hit her head on the wall. I was livid!!
I admit I swatted his behind & then put him in a time out. When I returned I explained why he was in time out & that it is NEVER ok to hurt your sister. He was smiling a little. I told him to say sorry, which he did. But I got the distinct feeling he just didn't take any of it seriously.
WTH do I with situations like this?
Proud mommy to Parker & Kayla!!