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An0nym0us2011 · 27/12/2019 12:11

This isn't really a AIBU just more traffic on here.
I have a 2 & half year old son & a 9month old.
He's not in nursery yet because we moved house & iv just not got round to it but we he's settled here now.
He's usually pretty good, don't have any issues when we go out, he's really great with his little sister, he's polite, says he's pleases, thanks yous ,etc.

DP works away 4 days & is home 4 days & I stay at home with them both.
He's worse when DP gets back.
He's started hissing, blowing his tongue so he spits, and threatening to hit me (comes towards me and throws a punch but he won't actually hit me).

DP says to ignore him as he's just trying to push boundaries. I usually tell him no, give another chance and if he carries on , he loses his cartoons.
We generally have a really good routine.
How do I deal with his behaviour? I know it doesn't seem bad but i just don't want him to be a bad kid or to get worse

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Kerrykatonasprawnring · 27/12/2019 12:14

Sounds hard, OP. I’ve found Janet Lansbury’s website amazing for learning about effective and gentle toddler discipline/ boundaries.


Stompythedinosaur · 27/12/2019 13:14

I managed with distraction and lots of talk about being kind with hands, also praise for being gentle.

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