trying more positive reenforcement, my 2yo was playing nicely with his 7mo old brother, so I turned on the excitement –
You are playing so well with your brother by not throwing things at him, jumping on him or biting him, I knew you could do it. I am so proud of you!”
he stopped in his tracks looked at me with almost a dirty disgusted look. he turned toward his brother, threw the stuffed animal he had in his hand, of course hitting his brother right in the middle of his forehead, then took off in a full sprint toward him with his mouth wide open as if he was going to jump on him and bite his whole head off.
I grabbed him mid-stride and put him in a time out.
– well that backfired. next time I will keep my mouth shut!