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Discipline for a one year-old?

I know that some moms on here will be against these techniques, but does anyone use them? For example, if your child pulls your hair do you pull his or her back? Or if your child bites, do you bite back? I've seen this done before, just wondering.....

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Asked by emnasmom at 5:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • No, I'm a parent, not a child.
    I don't "get her back", I teach her through words and example.

    Answer by ladysavage at 5:35 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • No, I would take her hand and gently stroke my hair. She has never bit me, but if she did, I certainly wouldn't bite her back. I would tell her no and that it hurts mommy.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I agree with the above parents but I also believe in slapping the hands or spanking on the diaper. It doesn't have to be hard but just hurts the feelings more than anything

    Answer by slynnb at 10:56 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • When my ds started biting me I just told him "no biting" in a firm voice, put him down and walked away, it took a while, but he got the picture and doesnt' bite anymore, if he pulled my hair I would do the same thing. If he's getting into something he's not supposed to, I just diistract him. We are also working on "gentle touches" when he rubs my head/face nicely I praise him and tell him thank you for the nice touches

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 11:30 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Thanks gypsymama - that is what we have been doing....We are also working on the "be nice to Mommy", taking his hand and gently rubbing my face or arm.

    Answer by emnasmom at 7:34 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • NO!! Holy crap... do people really do this? How do you teach a child not to do something that YOU are doing... At one year old, just redirect. Pretty soon you can try time out, but as for now, just say a firm "NO" and move on to something else.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 1:49 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

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