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she seems she is in her two year and she is 1year in half

what can i do she not listen

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • well if you mean, your 18 month old is acting like she is in her terrible twos, then you're right. she is in her terrible twos. put her in time out. smack her hands. spank her. do what you think is right. she is old enough to know what you are saying, and know by the tone of your voice whether or not you're serious.

    Answer by mommykayti at 3:09 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Ours did that, too. What an over-achiever! The thing to do is be patient and consistent. At this age, you need to try to re-direct her when you can. Can you help mommy fold clothes, hand me that spoon, let's find your toy, etc. If however it's something that she consistently goes to, then a short time out could work. We put ours in a play pen for 1 minute when he repeatedly got into the dog food. After doing this 3 times, he began to see that if he went to the dog food, he was going into the play pen. Being able to predict the consequences of his behavior was key here. This=That. The play pen was in another room w/o TV, where I could see him & he could see me. Tell her why she is there during that minute. When it's over, hug her, and go on with life. She is not bad, she is being given time to redirect and calm down. Try not to lose your cool. Soon, I could say, Do you want to go into timeout? He didn't. Good luck!


    Answer by doodlebopfan at 6:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • PS-It helps to "pick your battles" and try to teach her one thing at a time. If you start putting her in timeout every 5 minutes, it will lose it's effectiveness. Eventually, you may need to do something else, like take away a toy, or put her dolly in timeout, but just remember that this is normal, and it's normal for her to test boundaries. Your patience and consistency will help teach her what you are wanting from her. She will squeal alot, unless she can talk now, to express her frustration, but that is normal also. Also, remember, this is a phase and it will pass before you know it. Good luck again!

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 6:21 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • choose your fights. If this is your first child you are more likely to over react and believe she is entering her terrible twos before, if this is the case expect her to get ten times worse before she turns if she does something really bad put her in time out expect to sit there not talking to her for a minute. you don't start the time til she is quiet. she gets up put her back and start time over. she will catch on, my son did at that age.

    Answer by ladyluck09 at 8:58 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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