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#1 HayleyNZ

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

If time out is clearly not working, what are the other options for a 2.5 year old??

Usually the threat of time out is enough to get good behaviour but not always.

He sits on a step at the bottom of the stairs but he will just not sit there (he used to). I usually shut all the doors but he can still climb up and play on the stairs and play in the toilet and handbasin or worse, pick the wallpaper or throw my hallway knick knacks around. I always go and put him back. If I stand there and keep putting him back the second he gets up, he thinks its a game and laughs.

Gah, I am at my wits end as he doesn't care when I tell him off. I do all the 'right things'- low voice, explaining afterwards blah blah.

Next step?


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#2 bluenomi

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Time out doesn't work here either. She just giggles and sings to herself or gets up and sees how far she can get before she's noticed. She doesn't care when she gets in trouble either, I quite often get laughed at!

The only thing that sort of works is threatening to take away her current fave toy or food. Currently the threat of taking her my little ponies off her will work for a short amount of time but sometimes it just makes her get hysterically upset wink.gif
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