This week has been a tough one with my little Jensen. Pushing boundaries and seeing how far he can take certain situations, talking back and being utterly defiant. It’s been a struggle but I am trying my hardest to kill him with kindness so to speak and not resorting to giving “time outs” like I used to in the past (clearly not working anymore) Instead offering solutions based on options. i.e.. instead of “eat your dinner or you’re going right to bed”, I offer him a choice – “Would you like to stay here and eat your dinner or would you like to go straight to bed?” It takes his train of thought from, ‘this is what I want to do’ to ‘these are my choices’ . It seems to be working as of now but we’ll see how long until he catches on haha.