Jack woke up around 4am last night and totally stripped. He didn’t want to wear pajamas, socks, or a diaper. He peed all over his bed. It took me about an hour and a half to negotiate him back into his clothes. In the end I bribed him with chocolate.
This morning he didn’t want to wear a diaper or clothes AGAIN. After trying unsuccessfully for an hour to get him dressed, I turned to David who managed to get him to “fly like an airplane” into his “airplane clothes.” And then all was well.
Reverse psychology works sometimes…but not in the case of getting him dressed. He is getting more and more stubborn and even *I* can’t out-stubborn him. I try to give him choices but he snubs them all. I try to put my foot down and force him to do things after the nice way doesn’t work and he just rips off his clothes anyway. I try reverse psychology with limited success. Bribery only works if I can figure out what he finds to be incredibly valuable.
I’m exhausted and frustrated. How long does this phase last??