Time outs don’t seem to be very effective for B. I don’t know if we just aren’t doing it right or what, but right now I feel like I am failing my son by not knowing how to teach him right from wrong. He needs to learn not to hit his friends, to not throw toys, to not be destructive. I just don’t know how to teach him. I had hope that it was just a problem at home, but it’s not. He’s being a trouble maker at daycare, too, and they don’t know what to do either. What’s your strategy in these situations? How do you teach your kids not to push their friends down when they want a turn with the Cozy Coupe? We’re supposed to go to dinner with friends on Friday night and leave both boys with their babysitter, and right now I am afraid that she won’t be able to handle him.
I’m a perfectionist. I always have been and probably always will be. But with parenting? Perfection isn’t really an option, and I am really struggling with coming to grips with that. All I can do is my best, but right now it feels like that isn’t enough.