November 14, 2012

Oh Cooper

Y’all.  My child.  Oh, my child.  He gives me a run for my money, that’s for sure.  One minute he’s screaming throwing a fit because he can’t do whatever he wants, the next he’s being sweet and loving and giving us kisses and all “Mommy hold you”, and the next, he’s being hilarious and trying to make us laugh.

He has started having…discipline issues at school.  No disciplinary actions have ANY effect on his behavior.  At this point, I just have to laugh.  I’m not in the least bit surprised.  Actually, I was kinda happy to hear that it’s not just me/us at home.

So…he has been sent to the office twice in the past 10 days.  Ha.  I mean, I told his teacher to do whatever (and that we would work on more consistent discipline at home.)  My dad picked him up the first day he was sent, and he texted us saying “Wooooo Cooper was sent to the office today, I think even Tyler was a little older than him his first time there”.  Tyler being my brother, who was NO stranger to the principal’s office back in the day.

We have been having stricter time outs at home, but who knows if it’s making an impact.  I have never seen such stubbornness. I really hope this is a two year old/toddler thing, and not an indication of future behavior!


brooke knight said...

Parkie gets this way sometimes and I find it is often a control issue. He gets told no no no all the time - he eventually gets fed up! We do time outs together where we talk about it and do "magic breaths" (just deep breaths) and often it helps. If we fight fire with fire, so to speak, we always get negative results. Good luck!!!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm sorry, but I'm laughing at the thought of a 2 year old being sent to the office!

We're having a hard time finding something that works at our house too. Jamie laughs at time outs and sometimes asks to go in time out. So we just stopped doing it all together. Obviously wasn't working!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

we are still struggling to find which method of discipline works for us. fortunately, e seems to be wired just like her mama, meaning she's hard at home but an angel at school. i pray she keeps that up! good luck mama. this age needs an instruction manual!!