I have an incredibly stubborn two-year old. He even beats my child that used to have three-hour melt downs (autism spectrum). I have learned that there is a huge difference between a melt down and a full-blown temper tantrum.
Bless his little heart, but he thinks he should be in charge of the world. He is strong, smart, and very precocious. This is making for a parenting challenge that I didn’t expect.
I’m having Nanny 911 flashbacks while I try to make him take a time out. Pretty sure Nanny Jo would have some things to say to me. I’m not going to wrestle him into a time out though. I will take him to his bedroom and sit in the door. Ultimately, once he sits quietly (and this can take 25 minutes–or more) I will let him up.
We aren’t at a point then that I can get him to sit for two minutes. I think if he calms himself and sits at all then we are making progress. I will get there, but first he has to learn that temper tantrum or not, I will make him sit.
Does anyone else have super stubborn two-year olds?