While we didn’t launch any rockets today, it was none the less, a success. Why? Well, David got upset because one of the sibs didn’t want to play with him. We have a rule, that when a sib calls David’s name a certain way, then David has to stop what he is doing and come out to the living room for a few minutes. Well, a sib called his name a number of times, and David didn’t think that he had to listen to and obey the rules. So he ended up on time out. Now the time out rule is that the quicker you settle down, the quicker you can return to have fun. Normal time-out length is one minute for each year of life, but we don’t start the time out until after his is calmed down. He ended up not being able to play for most of
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>Well, M is finally asleep. It has been a rough day. Started with him getting a bath and writing all over the tub with a pencil. Then the mouth started. Took away all privileges. Mouth continued. Ended up being a long day and he got incredibly mouthy. He got so mad he threatened to hurt himself. So we restrained him. Then he started cussing me out. Got him calmed down. Still no privileges. He was ok for a while, then we discovered that he had a book and paper that he wasn’t supposed to have. Took them away, and he started throwing things. Tried to throw my laptop. Was successful in getting it away from him without hurting him or the laptop. Got him calmed down again. I had to run an errand so left for a bit. We let him work on a puzzle with his siblings and mom.