Welcome to the ninth week of Toddler Talk Thursday! Where Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy about my Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom talk all things Toddler! Thank you for your patience with last weeks “break”. As all of you know, sometimes life gets a little busy.
Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!
Each week the hosts will travel around to each blog that links up, and pick an idea, story, or picture they think was a great example of that weeks topic. In order to qualify for this you need to blog about this week’s topic, and follow the hosts. Comments letting us know you are participating are always great too. If we choose your blog, we will link back to your post the following week.
Our highlighted blogs this week are:
Love that Brock begs to paint everyday!
Through My Eyes
Love the idea to try and use yogurt as finger paints.
Milk and Honey Learn and Grow
Love the Ivory Soap Painting
This week’s topic is Discipline.
I struggle with how to discipline my Squish. Every time I tell Squish “Not for little hands.” Or “Mommy said that isn’t safe.” He laughs at me and thinks it is a game.
We have tried implementing timeouts (1 minute because he is 1 year old) in the pack and play. But as soon as I take him out, he goes right back for what he was getting into.
We have tried distraction, taking him to a different area, but over and over he goes back to the things he knows he shouldn’t be in.
Another thing we aren’t having much progress in is gentle touches, not hitting or pulling, and no throwing. I say “Ouch, that hurts Mommy; you don’t want to hurt Mommy right? “See like this”, and I will show how to touch on him or with his hand on my face/hair. Or more recently he loves to throw his books, toys, anything he can. And he is strong so it hurts if it hits me, or I worry he will break his toys or hurt himself. I tell him nicely, “We don’t throw our books, we read them.” Or “That is a floor toy; please keep it on the floor.” But he just smiles and continues the behavior, which leads to the time outs that I can’t tell are working or if he even understands him.
As my first child, even having worked as a daycare teacher, this is an issue I struggle with daily. I would like my son to grow up respecting the environment and people around him, while at the same time still enjoying life as a boy.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Link Up Suggestions
1. We ask that you follow all three hosts. That way you can keep up to date on future Toddler Talks.
2. Please link up with the URL of your Toddler Talk post, so we are looking through other posts to find it.
3. Please grab the Toddler Talk Button and display it in your post or on your blog.
4. Stop in to other blogs that are linking up. Leave a meaningful comment if you visit, and follow if you would like.
5. This link up is for families that have toddlers. Raising a toddler can be fun, crazy, exciting, and exhausting. Sharing what works for you could give other families another way to do things.
6. Have Fun!
Please – Before you Link up – This is NOT A BLOG HOP!! IT IS A MEME FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF TODDLERS. If you aren’t going to post specific to this weeks topic, than don’t link up.
If people continue to treat this as a hop – we will no longer have a link up, and you will just need to leave a comment with a link to your post. I am sorry, but it just isn’t fair to those who actually do participate.
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