Saturday, May 16, 2009


Quinn's new thing is to throw, throw, throw EVERYTHING — his toys, his food, pretty much anything he can get his hands on. He laughs hysterically when he does it (which is quite charming) and I don't want to squelch his fun, but it can get fairly obnoxious when he throws food in restaurants or toys at the dogs (one of which is quite terrified by objects flying at her and spent much of today outside despite the heat).

Please tell me this is a normal stage of development. And assuming it is, how long does it last? And until then, how do you discourage the behavior without discouraging the kid?


Snickerdoodle said...

...well, at some point, you have to discourage it, because, well... you'll get knocked unconscious if you don't!! LOL

At our house, (after months and months of throwing!), the "new" rule was, if you throw it, you must be done with it, so it goes "away".

They learn quickly! Heh heh heh

Snick,mama to two previous throwers
dd Sunshine 8, Viet Nam
dd Brilliance almost 3, China

Jill said...

Ah, clever. I wonder if he's too young to get that concept. This seems like a good time to find out!