Re: how to discipline
I have a 3 year old girl. Time-outs are a joke. Threats make the parent look weak and desparate. I use punishments sparingly. Really, what you want to do is to arrange things so that misbehavior is avoided. Don't stay at home all day and then wonder why he's getting naughty, for instance. Give him something to do. If misbehavior seems imminent, re-direct his energy. Especially at 2, a short explanation plus a quick re-direction is much more valuable than punishment.
What exactly does your son do that he needs discipline for? Specific circumstances require different handling. If your son grabs another child's toy, you can say 'that's not your toy' and at the same time removing the toy from his hand. Once you do this enough, he will start to understand.
Last edited by dackard; 03-16-2005 at 12:14 AM.