When you discipline a 15 month old you must ______________. Please fill in the blank. Sometimes I really feel like I have no idea what I am doing. How do you ignore tantrums yet still be tender to a child who doesn’t know how to express his feeling? How do you not go crazy saying “no no” a million times before they get something? How do you enforce no? I will NOT spank, slap, hit, pat, pinch, squeeze or anything of the like. I think it’s 100% wrong and 100% ineffective. I kind of think he’s too young to have a time out. And what happens when I’m trying to get something done and he’s hanging on my pants. I like to ignore him but should I be more tender? He gets probably a good hour or so of cuddling a day (he’s a cuddle monkey) so I know he’s getting enough touching. I just feel like children need to be fit into the family, not the family fit into the children. I like the fact that if I need to make supper I’m going to make supper because that’s what’s needed to make our family work. Am I being insensitive if I ignore him when he’s freaking out at that time? There’s no blood, or bumps, or fire, or broken limbs. He’s just being needy and grumpy. I’ve never actually dealt with um…..children. I think I’m doing a good job. Silas is very self confident and happy. He’s very healthy as well and he’s learning at a very good rate. So I think all of his needs are being met. I just don’t know what to do about some things. Perhaps I should be grateful that when I say “no no” he actually obeys it most of the time, well, lets say about 60% of the time. Anyway, please respond with advise. What works for you guys? I don’t really need comments telling me I’m a good mother because I’m not really having an insecure moment, I’m just a little stumped.
Yesterday Silas started to say “no no no” when I say it. It makes it all much harder because it just is so CUTE! Dangit! There’s not much else new. I’m excited because I get to go out to Olive Garden tonight with a bunch of old Bible College girls. Time to catch up on things. I’m the only one there with Children, I hope I have more things to say than just stuff about Silas.
I’m babysitting my sister’s three kids today….oh I mean two kids and one TEENAGER. She made me call her a pre-teen last year, I almost vomited. They’re actually being quite lovely and well behaved. They don’t have cable so they have been watching YTV all day because it’s very exciting to watch TV when you don’t have it. It’s very exciting for me that they’re getting along. Silas enjoyed them too, before his nap. I have to think about getting them some lunch now. What do children and TEENAGERS eat? Think they’d like my quinoa and black bean wraps? Brent and I think they’re heaven. I need to write about quinoa on my health blog because it’s a rather amazing grain. I like eating it. SO healthy. I actually just made it for the first time two nights ago and I’ve dreamed about it for two nights. Yes, there is something wrong with me but I’m rather passionate about healthy food. Even though I just ate 4 pieces of bread with butter and jam…I’m pregnant OKAY?? I’m going off on a bunch of different rabbit trails aren’t I? Anyway, I’m going to ask the kids what they want for lunch and then spank them all for being greedy (kidding).
Yesterday’s funny search engine terms (a new ‘segment’ I thought I’d add…like Ellen does)
- i’m 17 and still pee my pants
- my child was a headbanger
- when boobs leak
- boobs leaking
PS yesterday my blog got 163 views. WOOHOO that really beat the record of 113 views. Thanks for reading!
How do you discipline a 15 month old?