Hm. Well, 2 year olds do have a reputation for not being the most charming of creatures. What do you do when he slaps you? What forms of disipline do you use? I'd encourage you not to slap/spank him as you are his role model and if he sees that is how mom/dad react to anger/frustration then that is how he will act. Same goes for screaming and yelling.
I like the book and it is recommended here "SOS for Parents" by Lynn Clark which goes through the process of time out. Yes, it can work for a 2 year old. I also use the idea of "natural consequences". If my child slaps me------------- what is my reaction. Well, time out for starters (or I actually take something they love love love and put IT in time out)--------- but I also change my demeanor. I also am not going to do as they ask. I am calm but the consequence is that they lose something they like and they will NOT get what they want.
Make sure you are consistent as well and don't threaten things you won't do. Follow through is important. Your child is suppose to test your boundaries and this won't be the last time. But you are the parent--------- so you patiently show them where the boundary is.
Picky eating is hard and 2 is a terrible time in which many kids start pushing things away. I have a child with sensory issues and he had trouble chewing certain foods and certain textures made him spit food out. His sensory issues are real so I work around it. My other son does not have sensory issues but went through a picky period. Serve one thing they like with dinner and then introduce other things in which a few bites is encouraged. Be creative.
It's hard raising little ones. But you are the parent. Stay calm and gently show your child your boundaries. good luck
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.