Today I had a friends son at my house. He just turned 2. Not a great age for sharing... My DS1 went to time-out at least 5 times for hitting, pushing, or scratching my friends son. Sometimes the other little boy had taken his toy, but most of the time he acted out for no reason! I think DS1 understands time-out but it really isn't effective. My DH and I tend to redirect for most other things, but I feel that if DS1 hurts someone he needs to be disciplined.
I am seriously at a loss for how to handle this behavior.. I can't believe my sweet little boy is acting this way :*(
Wifey to my DH 9/2005 and always busy SAHM to my beautiful boys Elijah 12/2008 and Caeleb 6/2010
Our baby girl is arriving October 2012!!!
so far, it hasnt made much of a difference in my sons hitting, but he clearly understands when i say "ouch!" so im hoping one day he will put two and two together
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Know that these methods are not quick fixes, but also know that these methods are so much more permanent than punishment, because it teaches them to behave appropriatly even when you are not looking...this teaches independence, and that's what you want. simply giving a time out won't have the same effect.