My DD will be 1 tomorrow (HAPPY BIRTHDAY..
Whenever I say no to her, which is not very often, she smiles at me, and when I try to pull her hand away from something she laughs.
For instance...she is not allowed to play with the video tapes, so when she crawls over to them and starts to touch them, I say no, sometimes if she looks up at me and holds my gaze(I put my best stern face on) she will move on to something else, but most of the time, it's like she doesn't even hear me, and if I walk over and pull her hand away or move her to something else she laughs. Now, it is not just the videos, and I guess I could put them someplace where she couldn't get to them, but at the same time, I think it is healthy for kids to have boundaires and if she won't listen to me on this, what happens when it is something dangerous.....
We are not sure what to do, I feel like if we don't figure out how to get her to listen to us now, we are going to have a 3 year old terror on our hands.
Am I expecting to much from a 1 year old?