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At what age SHOULD you teach your child limits/rules?

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Asked by adelinasmommy at 5:41 AM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • When they are old enough to get into stuff. That age is crawling age.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:46 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I think you should begin as soon as possible. Like, I agree with pp.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 6:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I agree with above poster..asap.
    Letting them "Cry it out" once in awhile. When nothing is really wrong of course.
    Teaching them that they don't need to be held 24/7 et cet...this is all a form of discipline that should
    be started right away. IMO.

    Answer by Missikat75 at 6:59 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • From birth

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:03 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • From the very beginning.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:10 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • It really starts as soon as they get mobile! That's when the word "no" means something. That's probably why when they get to the age of about 2 y/o, that becomes their favorite word! :) Obviously you will have to adjust your limits & expectations as they get older. And keeping things baby/toddler proof can help a lot too! :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:13 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I soon as they are mobile. It can always be done with love and caring no matter what their age.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:16 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • The day you bring them home from the hospital!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:27 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • From Birth. Everything from not pulling hair to when they start getting into thing. A child may not be able to do things like communicate, or use their body properly at the beginning, but that doesn't mean they don't understand. Every child should have limits and bounderies from day one.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:46 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • When they are old enough to understand what you are talking about.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

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