My beautiful well behaved child has been stolen and in his place I have a ferel 19mth old!!
Amoung many of his new bad behaviours this one is driving me nuts. He goes and gets DH's CD's out and takes the front covers out and rips them up. Then stands there and goes "ohhh noo!!". He does soooo many naughty things at the moment and I really don't know what to do with him and how to stop it. These are some of the new things he has taken to doing:
Running away from me when we are out at the park - he ran onto the road last week!
Playing in the vertical blinds (huge hanging danger)
Playing with the volumn button on the sound system that controls the tv - yes its at his level.
Squeezing his brothers face till he cries.
Screaming for everything and anything.
Growling - its like a bark - at people when they leave our house because he doesn't want them to leave.
Ok so these are the methods I have tried to get him to behave;
Time out (after 2 times in it he now takes the seat and puts it in the corner and sits on it and laughs!!)
Smack on the hand and a firm NO. Again laughing!
Diversion (I feel sometimes this is rewarding his behaviour especially when he is hitting or screaming and then I go and say - hey lets read a book!)
Loud Voice and wagging finger "NO" - he now walks round the house saying "no" and wagging his finger at me.
ahhhhhhhhh what does one do??? I know its just a stage but its also a power struggle between us (he doens't do this with his dad) and I"m loosing the battle.