How do you discipline a child? Is there a formula to follow? Or a guideline perhaps on what to do and how to do it? Is there a class or a seminar? Or do you just wing it?
You see, Kailee is starting to get naughty. She has times when she tests our limits. She would consciously do something and then wait for our reaction.
For the past two weeks we've had four (4) incidents of Kailee biting Connor. She would play with him, make him laugh, kiss his cheeks and hug him. Then suddenly, I hear Connor cry in pain and his cry is inconsolable. Kailee would tell us 'Connor is crying..' with a sad face. We then take a look at Connor to check on him, only then will we discover that she bit him. How did we know she bit Connor? There were deep bite marks on Connor's little fingers. I'm sure it was painful.
I then talk to Kailee, I tell her that it's not nice to bite Connor. I then ask her 'You want mommy to bite your finger too?' To which she will reply 'Yes' and then when I ask it again she'll say 'No'. So I thought she understood (well, I think she really does) but after a few days - it happens again. I don't know what to do anymore. I've raised my voice a couple of time and she seems to 'get' the point. I would like to spank her (I'm sure a LOT of eyebrows will raise) - but I feel that she might be too young. I've tried to give her a time-out but since she's a very active child - it lasts only for a few seconds.
HELP! What can I do, to get my point across to her.
Is this just a phase? Or do I have a little Vampire?