at 16 months he eats all foods on his own, im potty training (which he has halfway down) , and i just put him in a big boy bed. im teaching him words and letters colors and counting. plus he cleans his own toys and is starting to brush his own hair. he does not misbehave unless we are out eating and even then he is better then most. he seems to be fine with all of this but sometimes i feel like im expecting too much from him even though he excels at everything i teach him. should i stop trying to teach him so much or let it go because he will tell me when he has had enough?Answer Question
Answer by mom2twobabes at 11:24 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by dancer at 11:28 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Don't expect anything of your child, just accept. You can gently nudge him, but pushing too hard can have consequences. If he is showing you he is ready for these things, i say go for it. If he is not ready...then i think you will know & you will be more patient. I mean, no one is going to get mad at their 16 month old for not potty training yet...lol, kids develop in their own time. If he is showing interest in these things, then i would not call it "pushing"..maybe encouraging. It's bad when the child shows no interest in it & the parent is forcing their child, but it does not sound like you are doing that at all.
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:35 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 11:36 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by kaysimon132461 at 11:49 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by coala at 1:30 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by ldmrmom at 10:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
I think these are all normal things to teach a child of that age, I taught my daughter these things at this age and she was in a toddler bed by 15mths, she was ready though seeing she climbed out of it and crashed to the floor on her own! I have never put any pressure behind anything we do together. So I dont think its actually the things your doing but you have to ask yourself your motivation for doing it, only you know if your pressuring your child or expecting too much.........maybe you are if your questioning yourself. I would be careful if you think you are as pressure can have to complete opposite affect if your not careful, and 16mths is way to young to have pressure in the equation.
Answer by Princess_s21 at 11:57 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
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