Up to this point parenting has been fairly simple: feed, clean, clothe, repeat. With his rapidly approaching 2nd birthday, Amos has decided to make life a little more complicated. He's turned into a bit of a bully. He shoves, pushes, and hits Maggie fairly frequently. We've been putting him in timeout A LOT and it clearly isn't working (like Albert Einstein once said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”). Sometimes he hits her again on his way out of timeout.
Lately he's been playing with other kids, and the same behaviors seem to be emerging. I really don't know what to do about it.
Today I put him in timeout standing, staring at the wall in an effort to make him more uncomfortable. We'll see if that "helps." At least it was funny. Don't worry, I hid my laughter.