Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Slap In the Face

More like 5 slaps.  2 has taken over and I'm getting eaten alive.  Cason got to this stage so quickly I don't feel at all prepared.  Today in addition to getting slapped 5 times, headbutted, a favorite dish got broken and I lost my religion with the dog.  That has nothing to do with Cason being 2 but it might not have happened if I hadn't had such a rough day.

I feel terrible saying this but I can't handle being stuck inside anymore.  It's 0 degrees outside and everything is covered with ice and school has been cancelled the last two days and it's cancelled tomorrow too.  I liked my routine.  Tuesday while Cason was in school I cleaned the house.  So, the house is messy.  Wednesday mornings we went to BSF and I really enjoy that that time... but that didn't happen.  Thursdays while Cason is in school I write my lessons for Thursday and Friday.  Not going to happen.  I'm out of activities to keep us busy and my house is somewhat of a disaster.  I should be thankful we have heat and each other but I'm just ready to get the routine back.  I hope I'm not alone.

Oh, and can one of my 3 readers please tell me how to stop Cason from throwing things when he gets frustrated?  If you hate commenting on blogs please email me or something.... It's an emergency.  Also, tell me if you are supposed to spank and do time out or just spank.

Thanks.

6 comments:

Dana said...

I guess I am one of the lucky three. I know the terrific twos can be not so terrific at times. My recommendation would be for you to read Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline. I teach pre-K in a public school and I can tell you it is the best! Not only will it benefit your sweet boy, you will feel like a different person if you really engage in the process. Praying for a better week for you!

Christie said...

Read Dr. Dobson's "Dare to Discipline." Great book! It even has a section on toddlers/preschoolers.

amberdawn said...

Hellooooo! You are not alone! I am going nuts over too! :) Each child is different, but I suggest starting with timeouts, and if that doesn't work, then move on to spankings. Ofcourse, Carson was our most strong willed and I had to spank him to get him to stay in timeout-once he knew I was serious, then he complied. Also, Love and Logic is great parenting info, it is all about choices-asking them to make a choice. If they make a bad choice then they get a consequence, etc.

The Bucks; Joey, Katy, and Hayden said...

This kind of goes along the lines of throwing themselves on the ground when frustrated. We immediately started spanking when we saw that so Hayden knew it was not OK to act that way. I would catch it early cause if you let it go at the beginning its going to be hard to break.

Linda said...

I would definitely try the time outs. Use a carpet square and a timer - 1 minute for each year of age. Also, you know I love Growing Child - jump ahead to terrific two's and see what it says. Most important thing - whatever you choose to do be consistent.

DesignKat said...

I have absolutely no advice because I don't have kids. BUT!! I can send you a hug and tell you to hang in there. The terrible 2's should only last 365 days....right? :)

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