Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

DS just laughs at the word no

Now what? What do you do when the word no is just funny to him?

He's almost a year old so we need to really enforce boundaries but this is a big stumbling block.

Answer Question

Asked by lizziebreath at 11:19 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

Level 19 (6,846 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • just keep telling him "no" and remove him from the place... or if you believe in spankings, give a light pop to the back of the hand if giving a warning and removing from the situation doesnt work.

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 11:37 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Try changing what you say. For example, if he's not allowed to touch the TV, and he starts to put his hand on it, say "We don't touch the TV" and lead him away. If he's not allowed to go past a certain tree in the yard, and he's making his way towards it, say "Stop! Don't go any further!" Then come lead him back to where he's allowed to go.

    And if you do spankings, try to reserve them for moments when what he's going to do will hurt him worse than a spanking would (for example: he's about to stick a fork in a light socket...that constitutes a spanking under that rule).

    Answer by makelineerror at 10:39 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • You can always try time outs. For my son it was something about having the kitchen timer ticking away while he was in time out that killed him even more than no.

    Answer by Holland04 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.