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UGHHHH Jaxon is getting on my nerves. evertime i say no or no no he dont listen then i smack him on the hand but he laugh like im paying. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what do i do? oh and btw hes 1 if anyone wanted to know.


Asked by dement at 2:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Its pretty normal for a 1 year old not to listen.. or to be able to obey.. He shouldn't be smacked!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:13 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Don't smack him. It's not working.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • one years old and already getting smacked?? he's not even capable of understanding what he's doing yet.. slapping him is not teaching him.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:14 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • re-direct him, meaning when he's doing something naughty pick him up and take him away from the bad object or bad behavior, and show him his toys, things he can touch/play with. or if he's not being nice, show him how he should behave by smiling, hugging, kissing, etc. be stern with him when he hits/pulls on you or other people, the look on your face and tone of your voice will show him that this is not something good. he may be more stubborn than others and have to be taught several times.

    Answer by tnm786 at 2:21 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Why would you smack his hand? If you do it every time and he still isnt listening it shows that maybe that isnt the best form of punishment. We have an issue with the dog water in our house. My 19 month old constantly goes after it. So while she is out and about we put the dog water somewhere that she cant get it but the dog can. By removing what ever is causing the issue so she cant get into it eliminates the need for punishment. At this age you need to remove the child from the behavior. Maybe put him in the playpen for a minute and firmly tell him such and such behavior isnt allowed. Be firm but not forceful toddlers like to please you so maybe find some way to positivley reinforce good behavior so that negative behavior isnt more fun for the toddler.

    Answer by navyjen at 2:36 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • i smack him on the hand ppl told that thats ok. i also try counting to 3 and getting on his level and saying y he shouldnt do this. i tried everything that i know and nothing seems to work.

    Comment by dement (original poster) at 2:19 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Stop saying NO and stop smacking his hand.

    Read up on "positive Parenting". Learn how to engage him so he isn't just getting into stuff and running wild for something to do.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:20 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • ive tried to put him infront of something he can play with but he goes back to the stuff he shouldnt play with. hes a red head and ppl tell me that red heads are the worst. now, im starting to agree.

    Comment by dement (original poster) at 2:26 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • i cant remove the fidge and his great grandpa lives with us and he keeps going to that pee bag ( dont know what its called) i have a gate so he dont get into the kitchen, but how am i suppose to keep him from that bag

    Comment by dement (original poster) at 2:42 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • He needs constant supervision at this age. You need to do fun things with him also. He needs one on one time with you and praise when he does things right.

    Answer by elizabr at 4:21 PM on Jan. 10, 2011