Updated - How do you get your child to sit in timeout?
My child is 3.5 - almost 4. We do timeouts for most forms of mis behaviours. He's generally a very happy, sweet and active kid. Timeouts have worked up until now. Lately he has started getting very agrressive - yelling and shouting when he doesnt get what he wants. He also hits and throws things. I have always believed in gentle parenting - using distractions rather than punishment - and most of the disciplining activities revolve around taking away privileges and time outs. My problem is - lately he will not sit in time out - he just gets up and runs away, hes too big to be in a strapped up seat and I do not want to lock him up ina room. How have other moms of pre schoolers handled this? Any tips?
Thank you for your responses. However Im amazed at how many moms are advocating spanking as a way to get my child to "respect" me. Please moms, spanking is not healthy for your kids - please read this link and read it through : http://www.nospank.net/pt2009.htm
And thank you especially to the poster who introduced me to the concept of "problem solving" with my child. I tried it out and its really working, wish I had heard/known of it before -perhaps my child would not be throwing any more tantrums by now...