Tuesday, May 17, 2011
How to Discipline a Two Year Old
Should I really be teaching my child not to listen to what I want by tricking him into doing things I want by thinking it's not what I want? The more I think about it, the more I feel that it's probably not the best idea. On the other hand, sometimes we just cope the best we can to make it through the day even if we're not following the best parenting guidelines.
I am starting to wonder if it's time for time outs..but I don't want to be threatening time outs fifty times a day either. It may be time to break out The Happiest Toddler on the Block. It always makes me feel better about everything...at least I don't feel like as much of a failure at disciplining my child after I read a few pages which reassure me that my experience is totally normal. Don't get me wrong..my child is very nice the majority of the time but he's got the whole "me me me" attitude right now along with a very bossy way of speaking as he expands his vocabulary and sentence building power.
Please tell me this is normal and I would love some suggestions for appropriate discipline to guide my 2 1/2 year old's behaviour. He'll be three in September and I was hoping it would get easier but I'm starting to highly doubt it.
Posted by Trudy at 8:30 PM