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when my son see's something and says what it is, i correct him when hes wrong and he says no.

this has happened a few times but today he saw a llama on tv and he said "doggy!" i said no thats a llama. but he kept saying NO, DOGGY! and whines when i don't agree with him. i don't want him to think he's right when hes wrong and end up learning the wrong things. is this even a big deal? or should i let it go?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • just correct him and if he insists then just say oh ok if you say so. lol that's what i did. eventually he figured it out. lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • how old is he? i'm guessing hes about 1 1/2 or so if so, he saw the llama knew it was an animal, knew that a dog was an animal so he associated it w/doggy, and thought that is what it was. just say it is an animal like a doggy but its name is....for whatever it is. when he whines and says no doggie, there is no point in correcting you've told him the right name and at that age they don't understand reasoning that well so its a waste of breath to try to reason w/them. same w/calling kiwi an apple they recognize that its a fruit and know fruit so they call it an apple. it will last til the age of about 2 when they start to realize they all aren't the same thing. my daughter called our cat a dog for about 3 months til she got that it was a cat not a dog. just each diff time she said it (i didn't argue it just corrected once and left it at that) i would correct her and let her go from there.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 8:01 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • lol, my son called everything round and red that wasn't a ball an apple. tomatoes , oh and strawberries were "little apples" lol it was great for entertainment

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • corret him then point his attetion some were else,to get him off topic.

    Answer by angelairelan at 8:42 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Just correct him once, then let it go. Don't respond anymore to the incorrect label, but don't fight with him either. Its really not a big deal. My son calls nearly all animals dogs too. Its just b/c that's the first animal he learned, so until he learns what the "new," animal is, its automatically a dog. Its no big deal.

    Answer by mom2ljh at 9:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Leave him alone.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

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