My 16 month old used to help pick up her toys with no problem. She could also follow simple directions. But for the past couple of weeks, she's been acting like she doesn't understand what I'm saying. If I say, "Victoria, put your toy away", she gives me a blank stare and walks away. If I ask her to put her pajamas in the laundry hamper (which she used to do with no problem), she carries the pj's halfway to the hamper, then drops them and goes after a toy. I'm starting to get extremely frustrated, and I am finding myself yelling more than usual (and I almost NEVER raise my voice). I am feeling angry and walking away from her in anger, which she picks up on immediately.
What do I do? I want her to follow my instructions, but I don't want to have to raise my voice either.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in General Parenting
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