I always hear people say that you should explain things to your child and talk to them. Which is great, I talk to my baby alllll the time. But at one point I said something to someone about her getting dh's drink and making a mess and throwing a huge fit when I took it from her (she's a year old). They told me that I should tell her that that was Daddy's drink adn she cannot have it, but if she wants one of her own to let me know and I will get her a drink. I was like umm.... she's ONE not three! I saw something earlier where a mom was telling another mom to sit her 18 mo old down and explain something to them. I am the only one who finds this crazy? Yes, I talk to DD all the time. I tell her what we are doing and what's going on adn what she sees. But am I going to expect her to sit down and while I ramble on about why what she is doing is wrong? Umm no. She's a BABY.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in General Parenting
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Answer by matthewscandi at 8:07 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Explain - yes! Keep it brief at 18 months.
Something like: 'No, that's Daddy's drink' is age appropriate. Adding 'Where's baby's drink?' is also age appropriate.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:11 PM on Jun. 8, 2011