Creative Parenting and a Toddler. Positive Parenting Techniques – How Not To Say ‘No’
I really thought I had pretty good parenting skills but lately it doesn’t feel like that. My precious angel has reached a stage where he’s not quite as precious anymore. I love him but can I go back to the days where he didn’t move around so much and wasn’t into everything ALL THE TIME?
I’m trying to find ways to correct the behavior without always saying no, especially since he likes to look at you and say “no no” and continue what he was doing. Or he throws himself on the floor and screams till he can’t breathe. Oh and the hitting… I have a monster now, or at least that’s how it feels some days. Now I know everyone has good and bad days, so I keep that in mind when I think I’d like to run away to the loony bin. Creative Parenting and a Toddler. Positive Parenting Techniques – How Not To Say ‘No’
Hours of searching later, I have come up with a few solutions.
When he starts getting frustrated and wants to hit anything and everything in his path, I just pick him up and hold him until it is over. Sometimes I wish I had ear plugs during this, but it keeps him safe and it seems like the tantrum is over sooner.
I keep toys he likes all over the house, so if he’s getting into something, I can distract him. It keeps the peace and I don’t have to say no. I am trying to only use terms like that when he is going to do something that will cause him to get hurt.
As for throwing himself on the floor… I just let it play out. Usually when he sees that no one is paying attention to the tantrum, he quits.
So far this link on positive parenting has been my favorite resource.