Mariah set a record for the longest "time-out" ever in our house today. She also set a record for the STUPIDEST thing ever to have a time-out for. She refused to answer a question that she knows the answer to. A question I ask her every day. She refused to answer this question despite being given many chances over the course of 2 hours.
Someone told me that around 6 months home when things start settling down and your new kid realizes you aren't gonna take them back or reject them; the horns come out.
I felt bad keeping her in time-out that long but after she finally decided to talk to mama nicely and answer the question, her behavior the rest of the day has been great.
I've been trying a new thing after someone suggested it on my post about puke. When she starts acting naughty, instead of scolding her I say "Oh poor Mariah you must be SO TIRED if you can't (insert what she is supposed to be doing). Poor baby is SO grumpy and needs a nap so she can feel better and (do what I asked her to do). Then I scoop her up, carry her to her bed and tell her to have a nice nap so she can not be so grumpy and listen better.
This works great.