Okay I need parenting advice and I need it quick folks. The Hulk is rapidly approaching two and I don't believe in the terrible twos. I think all that really depends on the child and the parenting. Ugh so I thought. I'm hoping I'm still right and we can do some behavior modification quick. Maybe some of you that have survived this stage can help me out and give me some tips. Here is what I'm running into.
Lots of temper tantrums. And by lots I mean multiple temper tantrums a day. If the word no is mentioned there is a melt down. If he can't get to something or figure something out there is a tantrum.
Picky eating and horrible eating manners. If you don't put what he wants on the tray it is thrown very quickly. He also has started throwing silverware. It's almost like a high chair temper tantrum. He is very picky about his eating right now but I can deal with that. I think that is pretty typical of a kid his age and I'm working around that. I just need the fit throwing to stop.
Not wanting his diaper changed. You mention changing his pants or show him a diaper and it is a screaming fit, he runs and hides, kicks the whole time, etc.
Bedtime and nap time troubles. He is not taking very long naps, maybe an hour if I'm lucky. Which leaves him exhausted by 5:30 or 6 so he goes to sleep but is then waking up in the middle of the night. I have some ideas about this one so I think I can figure it out but any ideas would be great.
So what do you all suggest. What works for you. How do I get these behaviors under control. I've tried being consistent. I've tried focusing on the positive and lots of praise. We do the naughty spot. Spanking is useless for The Hulk because his pain tolerance is so high. Please someone help me!!!
Also as a side note The Hulk is talking more, loves to dance, and still gives the best hugs and kisses in the world. This post makes it sound like he is rotten which he most surely is NOT. I think we are just in a rough patch. I'm sure we can get things back on track soon if I can just come up with some different ideas to try....