How do you punish a two year old?

@dani27 (545)
United States
August 5, 2008 5:40pm CST
Do you do time out. Count to 10? What do you do to punish a 2 year old?
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Personally, I always found a firm smack to their butt and then explaining why they got a smack always did the trick
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@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 08
A firm smack fwidman, that is call child abuse.What is on the two year old bottom that can take a smack.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Child abuse is when you continually smack them until they are bruised I got llots of smacks as a child and I wasn't abused. I learned a lot though! LOL
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I agree with you fwidman. It won't really hurt them but let them know that they did a no no.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yep time out but you have to stand there to be sure they take the time out! I used to make the boys stand facing the wall, almost touching it, and I would stand behind them. If they sat down, I would stand them back up. I never made a time out last very long at that age, maybe two or three minutes but if they sat down, time started over. Both of my sons are grown now and I must say they are both respectful men. i think discipline done correctly and with love, was a big factor in their development of respect.
@dani27 (545)
• United States
5 Aug 08
That is what I do. I do one minute per age. So two minutes. Then when the timer goes off we talk about what she did wrong. It works most of the time. Sometimes she refuses cause I am not going to hold her down. Those times I try to find another punishment.
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@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
i dont think i can call it punishment. maybe, discipline. what i did to my daugher when she was 2, i talked to her. explain that what she did is bad. you see, eventhough the child is only 2 they will understand you. just keep on talking tothem tell them what right and wrong. give them reward everytime they'll do good. so that they will get the message. spanking or slapping is not advisable. its bad to hurt your kids.
@dani27 (545)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I agree, discipline is a better word. What I do is put her in time out 1 minute per age. So 2 minutes and to that age it is devastating. Then when the timer goes off we talk about what she did wrong and she has to apologize if she hurt someone. So far it works but not everytime.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 08
Punishment and two year does not used in the same sentence. What can a two year old do to receive punishment? Two year old are explorer and they will do things that you the parents think is wrong but still that does not mean that he/she should be punish. What the parents should do is instead inform this child that what he/she has done is wrong and not to do it again.
@dani27 (545)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I disagree. Two year olds can do a lot to get in to trouble. Often on purpose. My nephew will watch to see if anyone can see him and pushes his little brother or throw things etc. My daughter is not as naughty but she still steps to the boundry to see how far she can get.
@Squeaker (22)
6 Aug 08
Punishing a 2 year old is almost pointless but something needs to be done to show them that their actions are wrong. For my 2 year old if she's doing something wrong I will stop her and explain to her what she's doing wrong, then she will be put in a 'time-out' for 2 minutes (i heard somewhere a time-out should be 1 minute for every year they are.)Her time-out consists of being held on my lap and not let down. This is done every time though only if what she is doing is serious enough. It may seem pointless but consistancy I believe is the key to most things when it comes to children. I have a 6 year old and have done the same thing with her. It seems to work for me, but children are all different
@cncoke (439)
• China
6 Aug 08
I say something it can understand,together with my body language.Then he can know what wrong is.And never do it again.
@staci26 (102)
• United States
6 Aug 08
find a place in the house your child doesnt want to be and make them sit there for 5 10 minutes www.megastarmedia.com