Unfortunately, Malik's at that stage where he's getting "difficult." He has a lot of energy pent up and he isn't exactly speaking yet, which I guess turns him into one frustrated mess. He has tantrums, throws things and even hits me and/or Pao when he's at his worst.
We try to make him realize the consequences of his acts. I like to think that he understands. I am yet to see him push a playmate out of frustration or grab a toy from another person, so I suppose our parenting style is working. When Malik hits me for example, I tell him in a very disappointed tone, that what he did made me sad. Sometimes we make him stand in this corner -
I'm afraid this tactic won't work for too long though. Even at 2 years old, Malik tries to move around a little from his time out corner just to see how far he can stretch our patience. I have no idea what to do when that happens, except that physical punishment is not an option. Any suggestions?
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