I am needing some discipline strategies for my 2.5 year old. Things are not out of control, but she occasionally hits, bites, or throws things as us, and we want to have a better way to respond. I know that we are less likely to react in the moment if we have a plan of what we'll do, but we just haven't been able to pick a plan and stick to it.
I've heard of time-in, but I have not been able to visualize how this works with a toddler. Is anyone using this or a similar technique? I tried to put my toddler on my lap when she seemed out of control yesterday and was hitting me. However, holding her on my lap resulted in her having a tantrum on my lap, as I struggled to hold her as she kicked/hit me and screamed for my partner to rescue her. Surely this is not what's meant by time-in. Does anyone have any ideas on how to respond to hitting by bringing a child closer, rather than putting them at a distance (time-out)? What do you do if bringing a child closer results in a tantrum? Thanks for any ideas.