See this precious face?
He is usually just that--precious, happy, etc. But over the course of the last 2 weeks or so, he's been giving me fits. I will humbly say I'm a first time parent, clueless of how to handle this! He was really having a biting issue about a month or so ago. We seem to have alleviated that for the most part. Now we're dealing with what I'm assuming is normal toddler activity: hitting, throwing, screaming AT me LOUDLY when he doesn't get his way, etc. Today's favorite activity of his has been slamming the cabinet doors. He's KNOWS it's a no-no, but when he does it, he turns at me with a mischievous grin. He's testing my limits, right?
Here's my question: what do you do to discipline a child who can't communicate well at all?
If I spat him, I'll spat him all day long. If I use time out, rolls around on the floor, licks the tiles, and tries to play peek-a-boo. He basically thinks it's funny, but understands he has to stay in that one spot.
Any suggestions? I'm trying to remain consistent with disciplining and not letting things slip, but it's getting tough! I feel like I discipline him all day long!