do you believe that forming boundaries at young ages, and setting consequences will help your child learn to behave later in life , by setting the groundowrk i guess, or do you think it will make them rebel?
i am fairly strict. like if i ask them to do something and they don't i give them a choice...do as asked before i count to 3 or go to room or something else that suits (pack away room or such and such toy will be put away).
i do try and see what they are doing first before getting too mad as i find i was getting mad all the time. but if i see ds climbing up on the bench i try to find out why he is doign it first. if it's for something that isn't him being mischievious then i offer to help and give alternatives for next time. if it's naughty then i get him down straight away and he wil kick and scream which results in being sent to time out.