Our expert says:
SOunds like you have the right idea about discipline --- shouting never did work. Work with the dad so you have a joint set of reasonable rules, and the same ideas of penalties --- and remind him, sometimes kids learn to misbehave MORE to get attention, even if its unpleasant shouting attention --- so the trick is to give rewarding attention when you catch him behaving well, and to withdraw that attention when he misbehaves. And remember at 2, he's not yet capable of a sophisticated idea of right and wrong, nor yet the distinction about what drives dad mad, and what doesn't. So don't sweat the small things, and concentrate on the bigger issues.
A child psychologist might help to convince your husband and to suggest a system you both could use
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