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Can you discipline a 2yo when he is behaving badly?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Time Out

Redirection is fine, but does not carry over. Babies do learn from time outs if we are consistant, firm and repeat the time out each time the behavior is attempted.
It takes about 2-3 weeks and the 2 year old will learn to avoid the time out by not doing the wrong thing.

In brief: Time Out

Redirection is fine, but does not carry over. Babies do learn from time outs if we are consistant, firm and repeat the time out each time the behavior is attempted.
It takes about 2-3 weeks and the 2 year old will learn to avoid the time out by not doing the wrong thing.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics

In brief: Redirection is best

Your average two year old will not really learn from time outs, etc.
Your best bet it to redirect them from an undesirable activity to another-- for example, if they are trying to climb the stairs, offer them a toy or move them to another part of the house.

In brief: Redirection is best

Your average two year old will not really learn from time outs, etc.
Your best bet it to redirect them from an undesirable activity to another-- for example, if they are trying to climb the stairs, offer them a toy or move them to another part of the house.
Dr. Craig Canapari
Dr. Craig Canapari
Thank
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