So, my Daughter has been starting to try to test me, And I have been having to try to "discipline" her a bit...Not sure if that is the right word...Anyways, Lets say, she tries go near something she isn't supposed to, I will tell her no in a more serious voice to get away from it, and if she doesn't listen, i will go grab her and move her away from the area, look her in the eyes and tell her no. And she usually listens and doesn't go back.
Lately too, she has been pushing me to get out of her way, So I gently grab her hand in mid push and tell her that you don't push mommy. She looks at me like she understands, and for the rest of the day, She just walks around me instead of "Pushing" (if thats even the right word LOL)
And also, she has been throwing her food a lot too. So I take the food away RIGHT away and tell her that we don't throw food. She gets mad (obviously) and then, I give it back to her once she calms down, and she eats normally, and doesn't really bother throwing it again.
Am I doing things right?? Does she sound like she is just trying to test her boundaries?? I didn't realize I would be having to tell her "NO" so soon...I thought that wasn't until 2 or so...But what do you do with your kids who are/were/around 16 months?? May I ask for tips please??
If she's not doing those things after you 'discipline' her, then I dont see how your method could be wrong.
I think your doing a great job!
You're doing great! That's how we deal with our 15 month old. I give her a no, if she goes again I move her to another part of the room, and finally if she goes to try again I move her to our spare room which has nothing for her to play with and we sit in there for 2 minutes lol. We've only had to sit in the room twice and she's never done the bad thing again (yet lol)
Quoting Oompa Loompa [FAT]:
she is def trying to test her boundaries, smart little girl! youre doing great in my opinion. Kepp it up!!!!
You're doing a lot better than me but my son keeps trying to test me. After I stop him for about the 5th time within minutes, I end up yelling. And he just thinks that's funny....Typical boy? Haha. Sounds like you've got it a lot easier.
Quoting Brown Eyed Girl!: