My son is now 9 1/2 months old and is crawling all over the place and standing up all the time and grabbing anything and everything. He loves to stand up directly in front of the TV and try to play with the speakers etc. I don't know what to do to get him to listen to me. I have tried to give him other toys and then i also tried a slight slap on his hand.. and neither worked. I am not fond of disciplining children by spanking/slapping his hand... and plan to try positive parenting w/out these. I am having a really difficult time figuring out a way to make him understand not touching the TV and speakers... He seems to listen and understand with other things/items i don't want him playing with but not this.. Any advice would help. What worked for you? Any Advice?Answer Question
Answer by timelessglass at 6:50 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by jessicarae787 at 7:18 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Be adamant on redirection of attention. The minute baby goes over, take baby out of the situation (into another room) and give baby another toy to play with, sing a song, interact in some other way. At that age redirection is the only savior to such no nos. Spanking, smacking do very little if anything at all positive, baby is just now getting the concept of object permanence the thought that a child will "understand" spanking / swatting is inane! Redirect, redirect, redirect. It takes patience and repetition. It will not be a one time thing but you will both be happy with the end results.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:34 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
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