my daugther is 15 months and she has been hitting and bitting and i have put her in time out for 30secs to a 1 min, but its not working and she even laughs at me. iv also would sit there with her and tell her that hurts when you do that to people but like i said nothing is working. does anyone eles know anything?????
Answer by txdaniella at 12:09 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by mistym31 at 12:12 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
I would laugh at you too. Time-outs are stupid. To think a time-out would teach a baby to "listen" is pretty laughable. I think you mean obey not listen.
Punishments including time-outs rarely stop bad behavior and never teach good behavior. You need to learn more about child development and how to take care of toddlers. Doing things like planning ahead, childproofing, avoiding frustration, giving toddlers small choices, ect. can help you have a happy, well-behaved toddler you can take anywhere.
Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary is a good first toddler discipline book. She has a web site called Star Parenting.
Answer by Gailll at 12:16 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Forcing children to bite each other is horrible. Mothers should never bite children either. It wouldn't work even if it wasn't cruel. A 15 mo isn't capable of empathy. In order for these stategies to work the child would have to have empathy. Many adults don't even have empathy (I wonder if mothers that force their kids to bite each other have any empathy?). Anyway, having the biter get bit to teach the biter not to bite won't work because the biter has no empathy. That's why it's important to understand child development.
Answer by Gailll at 12:20 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Krysden at 11:15 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by jjdelaney27 at 1:44 PM on Aug. 28, 2010