Ok - I'm coming to all of you moms (and dad, aunts, grandmas, friends) for some help.
We are knee deep in the "terrible twos", and the last few weeks more than ever! My sister-in-law Ashley said when Gabe came and stayed at her house he only threw one fit the whole week he was there. Well, apparently he was just saving them up, because ever since we got back from picking him up 2 weeks ago he has been in full fit mode. You name it - Gabe can throw a fit or whine about it. Wanting cookies, having a sore throat, wanting to go somewhere, Cory leaving for work before Gabe has said, "Bye-love-you" 110 times, Hunter taking his toy, you name it.
I have tried a lot of different methods, and have not really felt like I am having success with much of anything. I've tried giving him choices with consequences (from "Love and Logic" guidelines), timeout, ignoring him, taking deep breaths, going in the other room and having my OWN time outs, and I'll even admit - I've yelled more than I would like. (Oh - and don't forget the occasional time I break down in tears myself).
So all of you with parenting experience - any advice? I know I can't give in to everything, and ignoring it doesn't seem to do much. He is such a smart little kid, that sometimes he outsmarts me with punishments - even at this age (scary for 13 years down the road when he's almost 16 huh?).
But I'd love any suggestions, books to read, things to do or NOT to do - any advice.