As long as you are right outside the door, I would say no. Your bathroom should be toddler-proof at this point anyways. But I can see your concern.
I am so relieved to find out that I really am not the only one having a hard time with their twins. I have 3y.o. b/g twins. My daughter is pretty much easy, she is very smart and listens ver well. Her brother on the other hand, it seems like he does everything he can to upset me. I know he is only 3, but, most of the time I know he understands what I am saying and what he needs to do/not do. Yet he gets the discipline for it and is right back at it. I have been pretty much at my witts end as of late. oh and potty training is a whole different animal; his sister is completely potty trained. He understands the concept and even after has peed in the diaper will tell me to change his diaper, I think he is just being lazy so I took the diapers away for a day or two and he stayed dry for about 4 hours one day then urinated on my couch and hallway floors. Any advice would be so helpful!!
The most important thing to remember about discipline is that it needs to be consistant. It does not need to be severe. If you are using time out as a form of discipline the children need to know that ever single time they do a certain behavior, they will find themselves in time out. It is important that the time out occurs in a place that is away from attention, the T.V. and all of the child's toys and books. I like the idea of assigning a minute of time out for each year of your child's life (4 minutes for a $ year old). I think setting a timer helps because if they get up from time out, it allows you to put them back in time out and reset the timer. The first time I used the timer with my daughter, I had to reset it five times. After that she got the idea that I meant business with time out. Good parenting is all about sharing and learning from each other's experiences. With that in mind my friend, Christina, and I have been doing a podcast and blog on parenting. We are fairly new, but have finished and posted quite a few podcasts, and would love your feedback on what we have done so far. We are interested in ideas for topics we should cover (or revisit) in future episodes, and are also interested in interviewing guests who have an interest or questions about a specific topic.
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Thanks. Kathy Beckman
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