We try to go to him, redirect his thought process. I try to stay as calm but the urge sometimes is to yell at him (and I don't want to teach him to yell at people) or to spank his bottom (which my husband and I have agreed we don't want to do). I'm really at a loss for an effective way to keep the sense of frustration down in the home from his intense curiousity (and destructiveness) and not listening.
I know this may seem like an odd post since he's only one and we try to keep that in mind when we're helping him but he is very smart and can follow most instructions...unless he doesn't want to. He doesn't really throw tantrums just "fusses" about a lot of things. Any suggestions???