I've suddenly realized that ds is at the age where I have to start thinking about discipline (he's 20 months old). A lot of times, I have no idea how to distract him from pouring the water on the floor, climbing on the kitchen table, chewing on the crayons, shaking all the salt out of the salt shaker, biting me (and he doesn't bite anyone else!), etc. And I know I'm doing something wrong, because he knows that putting non-food items in his mouth bothers me. I let him play with a ring today, and when he got bored, he looked at me and put it right by his mouth like he was going to put it in - teasing me basically. What should I do in that situation? He demands to play with everything that he sees, and I don't mind him touching most things...but how then do I keep him from putting it in his mouth without teaching him that it's a good way to tease mommy? And when he bites me, it's like he just enjoys the taste or something! And it hurts like heck! How do I keep him from doing these things without saying "NO NO NO" all the time?
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6/19/09 at 2:34am