So we've been having BIG issues with Ben not listening and testing and all things that normal 2 year olds do. Today, I'm putting my foot down. He dumped the dog food all over the floor and I told him to pick it up or go to time out. He refuses to pick it up. I give him a chance, if he doesn't he goes back to time out.
We've been at it for about 45 minutes now. So do I relent? Or do I hold my ground and break his teeny tiny spirit, one timeout at a time?
Part of me feels HE KNOWS. It's simple. All he has to do is pick up the food and it's over. He's making it worse than it is, and we need to really put the squash on the not listening business because it's dangerous (running away when i tell him to come, etc). And part of me feels like - okay, we've gone long enough...
Just pick up the food kid and we can get on about our day!!! You're just making it worse!