I believe discipline is important - but discipline as in teaching right from wrong.
I've also always been responsive to cries and I don't believe toddlers fake tantrums or 'put on' tantrums to get attention or get a result. (maybe at an older stage, but not at 21 months I don't think Jasper has that amount of 'reasoning' )
But Jasper cries if ever in even a tiny bit in trouble- like a stern 'no''
So my question is does this sound 'right'? I think I just want reassurance or gentle approach suggestions.
Jasper had a packet of saltanas and asked for the pot on the stove. I said 'it's not cooked yet you can have it later' he 'eeeeeeerrrr' (he doesn't talk yet ) I said 'no - soon' he tipped his saltanas on the floor. I said 'stop' and got down on my knees to say it, he then threw the rest of the saltanas on the floor defiantly and I raised my voice (a bit) and said 'a! No!'
He CRIED!!!! Heart breaking sobs and throws himself at me and I comforted him.
So.... I dunno.... New to the definance and tantrum/tears thing...
I feel bad for making him cry! And at the same time feel like giving him the hug gives him mixed signals!