Originally Posted by audone
Every time he acted out I informed him that his behavior was not appropriate then before we got into an "argument" I would shift into "hug mode" and chase after him for a hug and perhaps a tickle. It kept me from getting too uptight (as I was already there) and changed the tone of the exchange. Others may think it supports their behavior, but I didn't find it to be so. It was a phase. Hugging made it easier to get through.