I don't know if my kid just hates me or what! He is well behaved for everyone except me. I can be at work all day and my husband will tell me he's been good and listened all day long. As soon as I walk in the door he starts crying and whining at me. Try to tell a 2 year old (who can't yet speak in complete sentences) to use his words! Now I'm trying to teach him responsibility and make him put his toys in the toybox every day before nap and every night before bed. He cries through the entire process like he's receiving the worst punishment ever! I know he's old enough to clean his room. If he would just settle down and do it, he could get it done in 2 minutes. But it usually takes him 10-15 minutes. I don't even make him do it all by himself. I usually pick up half the toys. I usually spank him for disobeying me. But I have found that he HATES standing in the corner, facing the corner. And counting to 3 has been working pretty well too. I just wish this phase would hurry up...but he's only two now and this can last for years! UGH! Just thinking about it makes me tired. Plus the fact that I have one more just 15 months behind him...just had his first birthday and he can throw a major tantrum! Anyway, back to the room cleaning thing...what do you do with a 2 year old who freaks out everytime he/she has to clean their room? And please don't say "do it for him", because all that's gonna teach him is that he will never have to be responsible for anything and he can throw a fit to get his way.