I think my two year old doesn't take me seriously. I've spent the last hour trying to get her to sleep. Nothing worked to keep her in bed until I threatened to put her in the crib. Even then, she wouldn't shut up and go to sleep until I went in and smacked her bottom outside of her diaper and pants, and told her that one more sound would get a bare-butt spank.
I am at my wit's end with that child. And about ready to stop giving the warnings before the spank.
The four year old usually stops when I tell him to, now. The spanks didn't work on him--I had to start taking toys out of his hands and tossing them where he knew they were off limits for the rest of a day.
Unfortunately, that doesn't work for the pixie.
I'm really tired, and tired of the tantrums and bad behavior. This has got to end, and end before long, or I'm going to run screaming down the road.
2 hours ago