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15 month old and keeping sane

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ILoveGregoryHouse Wed 07-Oct-09 10:18:16

Hi, have a DS3 who is a gorgeous, funny, sweet wee boy. He does, however, have a shocking temper, nothing at all like his two older brothers.

I know it's a phase and he'll grow out of it but I don't want to over-react to him. So, my question is how do you "discipline" (only word I can think of and a poor choice I know) a child when he throws cups of water AT you/his brothers or screams in his high chair, throwing food around - we've taken him out of his high chair to let him tantrum in his play pen for five minutes while he calms down, then take him back to the table. But is this a bit harsh?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 08-Oct-09 05:14:48

You remove (quietly and without emotion) his cup of water and anything else he's throwing around. He plainly doesn't "need" it.

If he tantrums, your stategy of using the play pen is sound.

He needs to learn that his behaviour is unacceptable, and you're heading in the right direction.

You are the parent, you are The Boss, and I promise you that in 20 years time he won't remember a thing.

But he will know not to throw food around.


Harimosbroomstick Thu 08-Oct-09 06:31:19

I have a time out play pen for my 16 month old.

The only thing I've found I have to do is put the playpen in the hallway so he is removed from our view.

I don't know how much of it he gets, but there has to be something I can do when he repeatedly hits his 2month old sister on the head!! grin

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