Help Mommies! What's the best way that you get your Toddlers (1 to 3 Year olds) to listen to you?
I have a 2 year old that is very active, busy and not good at following instruction from even me, his mommy. So, I wanted to put a post out there to see what some of you moms have done to get your toddlers to listen to your instruction, in addition to any redirecting like For example, just today my son wanted to grab another baby's toy duck during story time at the library, and the mother showed signs that she did not want him to play with it, and I did not want him to play with it, etc. and in spite of me telling him not to get the toy and pulling him away, plus pulling out his toy phone, he made at least 2 more attempts to go for the toy duck. Now, I admit the toy phone probably did not work since I did not allow the toy to be turned on because it would have been disruptive, next time I will bring the non disruptive/non-noisy toys or books (in some cases they have worked temporarily in the past). Anyway, any moms out there have problems with your child not following your instruction, or listening to you when you try to give them instruction as best you can with their level of understanding?