So DH emailed me today (we're both at work) and said that he wants to get a time out chair for DD. I'm not a fan. While I do think that time outs have their purpose, I don't think that she'd understand a "Time out chair" and would likely end up using it frequently so it would no longer be a punishment. Also, I know that DH has a small amount of patience in general so I don't want him to have a go to place to put her when she's being just a little bit of a naughty toddler and he doesn't have the patience to deal with it in a more constructive way. I wish that he wasmore patient but it's just not in his nature and doesn't seem to be changing any time soon.
I've suggested that we do a few things. Like last night, DD threw a pretty good tantrum so I held her, made her look at me, and explained what we needed to do in order to be able to do what she wanted (read books, but we had to get ready for bed first). I just don't know that she's at an age where she would understand a time out and I hate the parents that just say that a child is being bad and punish them. They need to understand what the bad behavior is and learn what they need to do to correct it.
I guess this is mostly a rant, but what are you all doing? Time outs? Or ignoring tantrums? Explaining bad/good behavior? Thoughts? DD is really an easy going, good natured little girl 90% of the time so I guess that I'm just not all that concerned with dealing with a bad tantrum once every few days...But I need to figure out a method that works for both of us at the same time so there's consistency.