So my son is 18mos, almost 19mos, and his behavior is just........ hmm... challenging. I've always been curious to when is the right time to give spankings or punishments to your kids. Is 12mos too soon? Is 14mos too soon? Is 18mos too soon? I hope not. Now, I don't spank my son but he does receive at least 3 pops on his hand, arm, or leg when he is really just out of control. I've been telling my closest friends, my parents, and his paternal grandmother how he has been behaving lately. His grandparents say to me that "it is those terrible twos". Okay? So what am I to do? Pop his hand everytime he refuses to listen? The response is "yes". When he touches something that he knows he is not to touch, pop his hand and tell him why. When he falls out because he didn't get his way, pop his legs and tell him why. When he pulls away from you when you are telling him to "come here" pop his arm and tell him why. Okay, but this does not always work. I need more help, better enforcement.
There is a book entitled "Talking to Toddlers: Dealing with the Terrible Twos and Beyond". It is an audio and e-book combo. I am very much excited about this book. Besides prayer and advise from loved ones I need a little extra to get me threw these challenging times. So if you are like me then click on the title of the book to gain some tips and learn more about the book.