1. He gets eggs out of the ferige and throws them down
2. He poors out any cups he gets his hands on
3. He chases dogs and anyone around with bats or swords
Those are just a couple things we have issues with.
I have a very smart two year. He is more active then any other child I've ever met. I am very thankful I had him at an early age because I would not be able to keep up with him other wise. But lately I feel like there is no end to his horrible embarrassing behavior. Anywhere we go he screams he wants out of the stroller or buggy. But when he is out he just runs away from me and hides in clothes racks or throws things off the shelf. I have stopped letting him get out after many failed attempts to work with him to stay by my side. Now I have to listen to him scream THE WHOLE TIME. It doesn't matter where we are the grocery store or the mall. I don't think I should have to get a sitter every time I need to run an er-on. I enjoy my son being with me. But I can't shop, People look at me like I've been beating him because he's crying to hard, and it makes me upset with him he acts that way. My son is VERY stubborn. If I spank my son he just laughs at me. Sitting him in time out is impossible because he is SO active. It's like he doesn't understand the concept of punishment. and For the longest time I've just used positive reinforcement. But there is a difference in getting into something and being able to redirect him and him doing something bad like pushing another child off the slide at a playground where he needs to be punished.
Does anyone have any creative ways to punish kids this young to make them understand. He is one of the smartest two year olds I've met but just this one problem makes our life so stressful. I just don't know what to do anymore! I am tired of feeling like I'm not getting through to him.