He is 7 months old and just keeps whimpering and whining. Is he old enough to learn 'no' and 'stop'. Sometimes I want to shake him or leave him in another room to cry but my house is so small. Why do i get so mad.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 10:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by jodi205 at 10:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
That's not old enough to know better. Do you ever get out without the baby? Seems like you are just overwhelmed. Try to get some help.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 10:02 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by lilbit837 at 10:04 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Wait, I thought you were against locking your child in their room jodi? lol
Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 10:12 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
He is going to cry. And I firmly think children feed off your response. The more you get upset, frustrated, or even angry the more that escalates the situation and his whine factor will increase. So leave and go outside for a few minutes. Where you child is in the crib safe and you can step away. Let your child even fall asleep in his crib if that means you don't actually snap at him verbally or other wise. Many parents feel frustrated at their children but won't ever admit it. So enlist help. Get a friend or family member to give you a break SEVERAL afternoons and nights a week. You need to get out and you need their help. Children only begin to learn the concept of no at around your child's age by role modeling. He will continue to cry. Its normal. And then it will die down. Seriously, you need to take some time for yourself or even see a professional for some time to focus on you.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:13 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by lilbit837 at 10:16 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by jodi205 at 10:17 PM on Jan. 7, 2009