Here's my biggest problem. My child is really funny! And the bad part is that she knows she's funny. She already likes to ham it up when people are laughing at something she's done. But the WORST part is that when I use my super stern voice (it's so scary, y'all) and say, "Macey, no ma'am!" She cries and cries like I've just told her that the New Kids on the Block aren't really going on tour again next summer. It's bad. (Don't worry, NKOTB are totally going on tour next summer WITH the Backstreet Boys!)
So, then I just feel like the meanest woman ever. A tiny part of me would rather let her pour the dog's water bowl all over the kitchen floor than watch her cry, but I know that's not the best decision. So far, we've done a few time outs because when she's super frustrated or exhausted, her immediate reaction is to hit when something doesn't go her way. That's not very nice, huh? So, I try to sternly say, "Macey, no hitting," and head to time out...but that sneaky little thing either smiles and thinks about hitting something/someone/some dog again or cries those crocodile tears.
I know I'm not the only one dealing with this! What are your go-to discipline methods?
|Clearly I'm a little immature because this book cover cracked me. Look how mad that girl looks!|