Do you treat your baby like an older child?
I don't understand why some people fill like my 16 month old is ready for hard discipline as if she is a teenager or something! People are always telling me, you need to spank your kid cause she knows better and she is just testing you. Ok, I do believe that toddlers can do that, but she isn't being spiteful or purposely misbehaving to get her way....toddlers do that and she is doing what she is supposed to do! She can't even understand her abcs let alone learn how to control her emotions and things like that. I believe in discipling, but I think it should be fit for the age of the child and the personality traits, provided there are no other issues. My baby also has learning delays at 16 months so she can't really communicate much right now...which is part of the reason she acts out, whine, squeals, etc. She can't talk! So how can she express how she feels? By frustrating actions...it is NORMAL. Am I right?