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How would you discipline if... MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7232 posts
10th Jan '13

You told you 4yo that he couldnt eat another bagel and to pick a healthy snack, he went and got it anyways, and started shoving it in his mouth right in front of you.



You take the bagel (because you told him not to eat it) and he screams and tries to hit you several times.



You bring him to his room and he starts throwing his clothes around the room while you are telling him why he is there. He then runs over and tries to kick you.



He comes downstairs after his timeout and you tell him to change his pull up and he says "I want my bagel" you proceed to tell him no and then he takes the wet pull up off and whips it at your chest.



He went back to time out.



Would you have handled this the same or differently?

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22366 posts
10th Jan '13

I would have spanked him. If he is old enough to change his pullup he is old enough to go to the potty

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
10th Jan '13

The same, but he'd be kissing his favorite toys good-bye for awhile in addition to the time out.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
status 10th Jan '13

Just let him throw his tantrum. He can't be reasoned with when he's throwing a fit because children move into their brain stem and do not have reasoning ability.

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
10th Jan '13

My son would have gotten a spanking

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
10th Jan '13

I would have duct taped him to a chair. CIO, little guy.
haha kidding.
You seemed to have handled it well.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
10th Jan '13

Why is he wearing a pull up still? I would put him back in.time out until he changed his attitude and did what he was told.

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3309 posts
10th Jan '13

I would have probably allowed the bagel because its not really junk food. But after that I would have put him in his room and then just asked him what was making him so frusterated. Maybe offered another snack?

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Blythe.:" I would have spanked him. If he is old enough to change his pullup he is old enough to go to the potty"


not necessarily.



not that this post was even asking for PTing advice.

AidensMama101107 18 kids; Wichita, Kansas 3453 posts
10th Jan '13

i would of done the same and have him clean up his mess. then apologize for his actions.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
10th Jan '13

He'd stay in time out all day if that's what it took.

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3309 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" not necessarily. not that this post was even asking for PTing advice."


Right?!

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
10th Jan '13

I would give DD a spanking and put her in time out until she apologized

B&Js Mommy 2 kids; Plains, Montana 877 posts
10th Jan '13

I would have handled it the exact same way. My 3 year old is notorious for throwing fits when told he cant have something though. He hasnt tried to hit or kick me in a long time though. Arent bagels healthy though?

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22366 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" not necessarily. not that this post was even asking for PTing advice."


I know that, just reading that he took his pullup off and threw it at her made me throw that in there.