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C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
Instead of seeing it as willful disobediance, try looking at it as her learning to communicate! It's all she has now. She can't explain to you that that thing looks cool, or that she really wants to chew on something hard, or that her teeth hurt. But she can get frustrated and cry, she's learning to communicate her needs. You don't discipline a baby, but they don't spoil either! You baby proof everything you can, and try to distract and redirect. I always talked through it with my kids. "You really want to chew on that! That's not safe, it could hurt you. Let's chew on this instead (hand her chewy)." This is your chance to help her learn to express herself and her needs. She's doing great! No discipline needed!
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