My toddler has become destructive: Advice?

My son is two and so far it’s okay, but now he is VERY destructive he is using his plastic shovel to hit stuff. This is the first time for his attitude I need a little help… he has been pretty good up until this.

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He is just being a 2 yr old boy

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Welcome to the terrible 2s. It gets no better with the terroristic 3s and fucker 4s lmao

Take it away and tell him why

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Take the shovel away?

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Normal 2 year old behavior. Time to start disciplining. Taking toys away, time outs, etc.

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He’s two! Sounds pretty normal. Correct his behavior let him know it’s not ok. You will be dealing with a lot of this. If it gets too bad try a time out.

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Direct him towards things that he can be destructive towards.

Take it away and explain why and then give him another chance if he does it again take it away put him in timeout and don’t let him have it back for a day or so

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idk… maybe take the shovel away? hes 2. they are made to be destructive. it’s your job to teach him OVER TIME how to no be like that.

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Sounds normal to me. Just continue to consistently teach him what is and isn’t appropriate and eventually, his behavior will even out.

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NOT normal behavior. It needs to be taken away and explain why. If he continues, he should be punished. It’s not ok. It will get worse if you allow it.! Good luck :heart:

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We call our 3 year old grandson destructo boy! Start taking away his favorite toys when he does this.

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Terrible twos…

Take the shovel away. Be stern and consistent.

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Nows the time to tell him santa didnt make it through the pandemic

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Welcome to the terrible twos and beyond

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Terrible twoa as they say. My advise would be take the shovel away and one of his favorite toys. Tell Everytime he misbehaves like that you will take you away. Should he break something. Take another toy and tell him that since he broke something of yours (intentional) that is now garbage his toy is now garbage. Don’t let him see where your hiding his things tho. As his behavior improves he can 1 toy at a time Back

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They all do stuff like this. It’s like caveman dna or something so you have to keep him entertained on more productive physical activity. Jumping, running, helping out with taking out the trash will engage the arm and chest muscles…swimming is good.

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I have 3 boys, so far they have broken 2 windows, too many plates bowls and glasses to count, a bed, a dresser, 3 toilets, countless toys and luckily no bones (yet).
You get used to it, accidents happen. He’s only 2, the term terrible two’s exists for a reason. Just be consistent with your punishments and be patient.

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Its called terrible twos , hes testing his bonderies, put down rules, take things away and time out .