so my 13, almost 14 month old has been very stubborn and defiant since she was old enough to crawl. but atleast back then, i could put her in the playpen or something temporarily and easily re-direct her. now, nothing is working, she simply does not listen to the word "NO". she gets into the same things everyday, several times a day, i swear im constantly up her butt getting her away from the same things over & over & over again!!!!!!
i know this is just her personality, and theres not much i can do. i also have a 2 and 4 year old, both of which listened better at this age than she did. my 4 year old also has stubborn tendancies but nothing like the little one. and what really gripes me, is that she is VERY smart. she has a vocabulary of about 15 words already and is speaking some 2-3 word sentences, and she understands almost anything you say to her. so i know she damn well knows what no means, she just refuses to listen to it.
i just dont know what to do anymore, im at my wit's end! i have even resorted to tapping her hand now, which only makes her grab at the forbidden object more, so obviously that doesn't work. MIL says when she babysits all she does is say "uh uh" and she listens. im like WTH? i do that too and she doesn't listen to me. she listens to DH too 99% of the time.
idk i guess im looking for similar stories here! will it get better when she's older and i can reason with her better? i think my head will be fully gray by the time im 30 at this rate! AHH!!!!
Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:36 PM on Mar. 2, 2011
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