I have a very stubborn 2 year old (almost 2 and a half) She's pretty verbal but persists in hitting or climbing on things she shouldn't, etc so it feels like she's perpetually in time-out. I try to break things down pretty simply but she just doesn't seem to get it. When she is in time-out, she's persistent in trying to get out of the chair which makes me add time which I have told her. The more you try to escape, the longer you have to stay. Its going in one ear and out the other. When her timeout is over, she'll sit there keep throwing a tantrum (which has been going on through the whole time-out) but it'll dwindle to nothing if you ignore it. However, if you look, she winds up all over again like she's a wounded animal. I'm over it. What in the world am I doing wrong or am I in for a few long years of perpetual time-out?
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2/1/10 at 2:28pm