My 3yo-- which I guess is still a toddler? I am never sure these days... Is a maniac compared to what she was a 2. She mastered walking a bit later then some kids, (16mo) though still well within normal range. I feel like this is her most physical self which isn't saying much, she was never the active kid. She also is developing a love of tossing things in the air and to her dismay, DH and I don't enjoy this much at all.
When we are talking, watching TV or not 100% engaged with her, she tends to toss things around or even screams over us to "SHH", that sort of thing. She's hit DH more then a few times with a toy. We are not at all consistant with what we do after this event. Consistency is NOT DHs strong suit at all.
We explain not to throw things, put it down gentle, how it hurts daddy, the whole spiel everytime, but sometimes give time outs (which I really don't use, they just amount to more crying and don't do much at this age, IMHO), I've left the room and tried to get DH to do this which I think would REALLY work, but he's not good at following through. I've also tried ignoring it of course, as well as engaging DD in a toss game with a soft toy to encourage her throwing skills.
Any other ideas for me? Is this just something that'll pass? We know she's testing us each and everyday but feel our inconsistencies are not helping. I'd love some outside perspective. Thanks mamas!