A friend just told me about Beyond Time Out, which looks intriguing (although I'm not ready to admit that my household has become filled with "mayhem" as a result of an unruly child, per the Barnes and Noble description. I mean, it's frustrating, but K.'s not a monster... yet! Ha!)
I'm just looking for a middle-of-the-road approach to dealing with a probably all too typical Terrible Two. K. hasn't been awful, but we've had our moments lately, namely situations involving:
1) throwing food, or, worse yet, plates and cups, when he is done eating (usually with minimal warning);
2) standing up in his high chair, pre-, mid-, or post-meal;
3) not sharing with other kids (and sometimes actually hitting or pushing when someone wants to share a toy with him - can you say EMBARRASSING?!)
4) tormenting our cat in all shapes and forms.
I attempt to reprimand all of these behaviors, I'll have you know, firmly and consistently, but yet... he keeps doing them. Argh. (NOTE: I acknowledge the possibility that this may be the essence of the Terrible Twos and I just don't want to accept it.)
Anyway, like I said, if you have good recommendations, I'm ready to do some reading!
Thanks, and have a good weekend.