Monday, July 13, 2009
if only things were this black and white.
i get this ingenious piece of advice from babycenter.com in my inbox. it's advising me on ways to calm my "screaming for no reason" 15 month old. as i read this, i couldn't help but roll my eyes.
If your 15-month-old has started sounding like a hyena or worse, you're experiencing his intense desire to interact with you. Children thrive on their parents' attention, and a toddler this age will do just about anything to get yours. When he gets loud or whiny, kneel down to your child's level and tell him you're listening. If he keeps it up, calmly say, "I can't understand you when you talk like that. Please use your normal voice and I'll be happy to listen to what you're saying." Eventually, he'll get the message.