Thursday, September 6, 2012

Baby Jerk

In recent months weeks, I have been alerted to the fact that Logan is a Baby Jerk.

At school, he goes up to kids and just takes their toys. He runs up to kids that catch the ball first and screams in their face and tries to take it away (he does this to our dogs too!) One day, he got mad about something and just ran up and pushed a little girl down!

At home, he hasn't been so aggressive, but then again there is no competition here. He is rough with toys and is starting to throw tantrums, but I feel like a lot of that is the Terrible Twos.

The other day, I wrote on Facebook about how Logan is super rough and asked for advice. Tiffanie texted me about how they handle Time Out. She said they put P in his room and shut the door, while standing in the hall until the 1.5min is over.

Ok fine, let's try Time Out. Won't stop standing on the sofa? Let's try this!

First time - he cried nearly the entire time and had big tears on his face when I opened the door. The rest of the day he was good.

The second time, for standing on the chair, he cried for about 1/2 the time and then occupied himself with something he found in the room.

The third time, he fussed for about 10 seconds and then stopped. Then I heard him say "shoes!" Oh great, he is over there playing with the rain boots...

I am thinking this form of time out isn't going to work for us.

So, mommies of the blog world, I need your help! He is rough and tough and it's cute since he is a boy and all but I need him to be sweet and playful and kind to other children.

Everything she is saying are LIES!
He is the sweetest thing most of the time, but is obviously starting to be defiant. Help!



brianandhilary620 said...

I have read that putting him where he can see you (like a play pen), but where he can't access his toys, you or anything else he might want is a good method for time out also.

Sarah said...

Please hang onto that photo for when his high school girlfriend comes over and we show her the embarrassing photo album of his life. It's SO GOOD.