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January 14th, 2014, 08:41 AM
rachelc0's Avatar 2 sons, 5 angel babies
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Location: Minnesota
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Keegan is 2 now and he is by far much different than his older brother. Kale, who is 4, is very shy and reserved and has to feel out a situation before he warms up. Keegan is very open and walks right up to everybody to talk and is fearless.

that being said, the fearless part is the bad part. at two years of age, he has already had a multitude of black eyes, a full-on broken collarbone and a hairline fracture in that same collar bone (i think thats why it ended up breaking), scratches, bumps, bruises, goose eggs. i know it's going to come with the territory but SHEESH!

last night, i put them both to bed and was skyping with my dad when all of a sudden i heard a thud followed by a frantic cry. rounding the corner, Keegan was sitting on the landing, halfway down our stairs and his brother went running full speed back into their bedroom. i picked keegan up to find a nice scratch just below his left eye, and this morning it has turned into a full fledge black eye. most of his injuries are from the stairs. we have a baby gate up, but we can't have it up 24/7 just to keep him from falling. we have a Christmas party this weekend and i get to, yet again, explain another mark on Keegan.
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January 15th, 2014, 04:35 PM
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Location: Australia
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Sounds like you have a bit of a wild child there! I know one of mine forever had scratches and bumps - not because he was fearless, but more, he was clumsy!

There are a couple of thoughts - making some clear boundaries e.g. about not leaving his room at night or running in certain areas (you would know what makes sense)...

Also I learned the concept of getting my children to listen to me by using three of their senses at once, so maybe you could use this as you make your points.
- You get down to his level
- You hold his arm lightly (or touch him on the shoulder (whatever))
- You look at him straight in the eye (you're close up, of course)
- You use his name
- Then you make your point.
He is forced to listen because you are demanding three senses of him.
I learned this in a little eBook "Toddler Parenting" (by Laura Stewart on Amazon). It's an easy read and full of great tips... well worth the ~$5. I bought the print version so it's easy to refer back to.
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March 7th, 2014, 08:27 AM
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I guess it will be a new experience for you.All kids have different nature and so we need to adjust accordingly.Try to be soft spoken to him and I am sur ehe will listen to you.
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