More and more difficult. I don't like to focus on negative behaviors, I want to praise the good and ignore the bad in most cases. Thing is, if I point out a good behavior, he instantly changes what he's doing to the exact thing I'm trying to avoid. (for example: "you're sharing with your sister! I like what I'm seeing!" results in him snatching away sisters current toy and generally treating her badly). This happens no matter the behavior. What is this?? How do I deal with this?
Another current difficult behavior is him purposefully annoying us. If he finds out something bothers us, he does it repeatedly. I've tried ignoring the behavior, thinking it would get boring and he'd stop, but he's relentless. For example, he loves to say the word "butt". Now, I am really laid back about words like that, I only asked him to stop when he his little cousin is around (his patents don't approve of "potty words"). The more I tell him to stop, the more he does it. I've tried praising when he's not saying, but that just results in him saying it. I've tried time outs, joining him in the butt chant..... This has been going on about 6 months and he can literally say it 50 times an hour.
My 2 yo ds does it as well as she's copying brother. It's obnoxious and I need them to stop.
Ds also encourages dd to take off her diaper and then an entire other problem begins. Dd sticks her naked butt up at whoever is nearby and laughs.
It kind of sounds funny, and would be if it was an isolated incident or even occasional. It's daily.
Any advice? I'm worried that dd is going to develop issues as She can't so much as have a diaper change without ds making a huge deal about her butt.
Oh this all sounds so odd. Help!!