I have custody of my 2 grandsons and they are as different as night and day!The oldest will be 3 in October,the yougest is 21 months and they are brothers.The oldest one is a very laid back child,never gets too far away from the adults.Never gets into anything.I can tell him 1 time to not to do something and that's all it usually takes.He never has wanted to go near the road[we live in rural neighborhood and not a lot of traffic but what we do have tends to drive too fast].The little one is just the opposite.He is always into something or doing something he has gotten into trouble for a thousand times.If we don't have him right in front of us at all times with our hands on him he is GONE!!Today we were all inside and I thought he was in the bedroom with his aunt and she thought he was with me when someone looked out the window and saw him out in the road comming from a neighbors yard.Now mind you we always keep all the doors locked for that very reason.Now apparently he has learned to unlock doors!![He can see you do something one time and learns how to do it himself].There was some woman stopped in the middle of the road trying to get him to show her where he belonged.I am still shaking it scared me so bad!!!I just keep thinking what could have happened to him,he could have been stolen or hit by a car or fall off the little bridge into the stream and drowned.The only time we ever spank him is for getting in the road or something else as dangerous and it just hasn't worked with him.How do you teach a fearless 21 month old to not go into the road?And he is just that:fearless.He's not afraid of the road,big dogs or other strange animals or people.I raised my own kids,helped with all 8 of my siblings and 56 neices and nephews and I have never had a problem with any of them like I do with this one.If anyone has this problem I would love to hear your sugestions on what to do.Maybe some of you other grandmothers might know how to teach him healthy fear of these things.
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