Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Toddler in a Funk
Today is backwards "Works for Me Wednesday" at Rocks in My Dryer, so that means I get to ask YOU a question!
My dilemma is this: Isaac is often a pleasant, helpful affectionate little boy. Other days, he is a whiny, resistant, defiant child. This behavior is not usually linked to one specific event. He just wakes up each day in one mood or the other. My question is: how do you deal with a child who is not being openly rebellious (meriting discipline) but is just no fun to be around?
I've tried cuddling, distraction, sending him to his bed to change his attitude, praying with him, disciplining him, and feeding him. Nothing seems to work. Actually, some methods work for about five minutes before he's back in his funk. The only cure seems to be "waking up on the RIGHT side of the bed". Any thoughts?