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      I am being overly good boy well done etc etc as know this is what your meant to do ignoring the bad but sometimes I just can't and the bad needs some action as either he is being dangerous just silly or it's just been too much

      I think he sort of got it although I'm sure it won't make him think next time but he was sobbing mummy bath then mummy cuddle (guilt galore then!) when in his room.i did give him a bath after doing the sit on bed talk to him cuddle say sorry thing

      I do the short we don't throw/hit etc already but he takes no notice really!

      Yeah terrible 2s as soon as he turned 2 literally!! My friend who's son is 6weeks older said her son was the same like it ramped up a gear on his 2nd birthday

      Actions seem to the most like taking a juice cup off him if he is squirting it about after being told etc but can't do this with everything

      Maybe I'll just try ignore more and when I really can't do time out with him












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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      Quote Originally Posted by katkinn View Post
      Don't bother. It's like herding cats. Ignore them and try again when they're approaching 4.
      WSS totally. Talking to my 2 yr old is like banging my head on a brick wall, not worth the hassle for either of us.

      My DS1 was a nightmare from 2 to 4 then got much more manageable (maybe I just got used to it ).
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      Quote Originally Posted by katkinn View Post
      Don't bother. It's like herding cats. Ignore them and try again when they're approaching 4.

      This. Just remove them from anything they might hurt themselves doing.

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      Wanky Crack Ho Ruby
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      Quote Originally Posted by katkinn View Post
      Don't bother. It's like herding cats. Ignore them and try again when they're approaching 4.
      Agreed.

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      Abnormal Damsel Mrs B
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      Yeah, my 3 year old doesn't respond to anything. Literally tried everything, even smacking, doesn't work with her at all.

      Did with her brother, the thought of no bedtime story was enough to make him behave - you really have to tailor it to the child concerned, and you only know by trying different things. I do agree with a lot of Supernanny's techniques, have a google.

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      Doughty Damsel Mrs Moss
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      I used to ask myself 'are they likely to injure themselves or someone else'. If the answer is yes then I'd intervene. If they were really doing my head in then I'd put them in their (very high sided) cot for a short while - more for breathing space in extreme moments. Such a shame they don't make cots for 11 and 16 y olds

      Of course the best thing is to distract/ignore/praise the good but there are those times when it's just not working.

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      Damsel Diva creamcracker
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      We're going through this too . My HV told me to ignore her unless she's doing something that could be dangerous/hurtful to herself or others. She doesn't get consequences yet but does react to having something taken away eg if she is purposely spilling juice it gets taken off her.
      I feel like i'm permanently shouting at the moment but I think a lot of it is her seeing the opportunity and wanting attention whilst i'm feeding G.



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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      Standing them in the corner worked for all three of mine. I actually think that they understand it at some level when they are very young and their understanding develops as they get older. And if you start it very young they learn very quickly not to run off.

      I go for understanding that they are two and testing to help me not get too wound up about it, but I certainly think they are old enough to be disciplined at two.

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      Mummy of 2 gorgeous ones Lovebug
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      I just ignore them and I tell them when they start misbehaving I am ignoring you until you behave and the reason why and carry on whith what I am doing 90% of the time this works as they want attention and I am not giving it them




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      Damsel Diva
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      Re: Way to discipline a 2 year old?

      With drinks, they get taken away if thrown with a reason why, jumping about, gets removed from furniture, stairs etc into a safer room, being mean to a sibling results in splitting them up. Easier said then done, though.

      Mine (even the 7 yr old) play up when I am least likely to be able to stop what I am doing - cooking is a real flashpoint, as is me having to get ready for work. I've actually had to harden myself not to respond to every scream but when they are in that mood, sometimes you just have to watch them, which is easier said than done.

      It can really help if you set them up with an activity when you have to be out of the room for a while - e.g. a favourite DVD, toy. Most of it is attention seeking. Every time he misbehaves, you have to come into the room and he'll up the ante if he is not getting it. So, I find ignoring can make the problem worse because you'll have to come in anyway if he is trying to kill himself or sister and you need nerves of steel to do it, which you won't have if you are rushing through something and stressed anyway.

      I wish there were a magic cure for it and it is something I really don't enjoy about small children. 2 is still very young and he won't remember instructions/rules for long and a lot of it is down to you being on top of the game, which, with 2 under 3s, is quite a mountain of a task. Make sure you get enough sleep and a break, which will make it easier for you to cope and remember he'll be at pre-school within the next year, too!

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