I had a bit of a crazy day so I was unable to make the behavior chart I had intended. I did tell Gracie all about the rules and also how I would give her a warning before sending her to timeout. It seemed to help a little. I feel like a failure in all honesty. I think I must be doing something totally wrong in parenting because Gracie is so amazing and maybe I have somehow wronged this parenting thing. I know there is no handbook to perfect parenting but I would love to hear how some of you guys handle your little ones when they act out. What works? What doesn't?
Also while in this corner, she hummed a cheerful little song which I had to say, Gracie stop. Timeout. No talking.
Mommy, I am not talking, I am humming she said.
Ok, its time to be quiet. You can hum when you get out. My heart was sad that I had to tell her not to hum but I want her to know this is not a game to act out and be so rude.
Oh! Also. I forgot to mention. She didn't fall asleep until 3:30 am. Yep. 3:30 AM. I put her in the bed at 8:30 PM. No idea how she stayed up that late, but...she did.