Re: August Infants and Toddlers
posted at 8/15/2012 8:24 AM EDT
Boston: My DD was only 7 months when I got pg again and I brought her to many OB appointments. I'd leave her in the stroller unless DH was there too, and then he could hold her. A regular annual is only like 10-15 minutes, right? I'm sure it'll be fine to bring her. No one ever told me that it was wrong to bring her and no one ever gave me dirty looks, etc.
AJuly: I'm so happy to hear how well your trip went! It's just amazing how resilient kids can be, isn't it?
Glad EOE seems to be doing well!
AFM: DD (27 months) has gotten really aggresive over the past week or so, and DH and I are realizing that she needs to suffer some consequences if we're going to nip this behavior in the bud. She's been tackling her little brother (12 months), standing on his head or back, etc. It's frightening to us parents, but to make matters worse, he thinks it's hilarious. When we tell her no, she completely ignores us. Also, if we tell DS no to something, she immediately goes and does it. Like, "No, DS, don't go in that corner" and she runs over into the corner.
So yesterday was the first "time out" we've done in a while. I put her on a wing chair in the living room after she tromped over DS, and of course she was hysterical, but only got off of it once. DH timed her for 2 minutes, and then came over to get her off and ask for an apology.
So a couple of questions about time outs to other older toddler moms:
1. Should there be no communication with the child while they are in time out? Like tell them why they are there at the start and then do not talk to them for the actual time out.
2. Should the same parent who put the child in time out release her?
3. What should be the resolution to the time out at 2yrs? Ask for an apology? Ask her to tell us what she did wrong? (I doubt that will happen)
I don't want my kids to turn into monsters, but I find discipline very difficult!!