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is it wrong to raise my voice to my 20 month old, i feel guilty but sometimes she's getting into everything including the garbage, i also have a 5 month old, so sometimes i have to use my voice instead of taking her out of a situation, i dont yell but talk sternly and a little bit louder than usual... wdyt
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I am responding partly to just bump your question. So, I'll throw my opinion in for free.

I think you will be happier in the long run if you can find a way around this through babyproofing, nursing with her confined in a space with you (like all three of you in a gated bedroom), or surrendering to the fact that things just are not going to work right for a few more months. I find things get easier once everyone is mobile, and that should not be too much longer for you.

Good luck!
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I'd say if nothing else it's in your best interest to find a way to not raise your voice (of course it will be better for her and for your relationship, as well!). I don't raise my voice with my kids generally, so when I do it really gets their attention. As in "STOP! LEAVE THE BALL! I'll get it out of the road for you...after that 18 wheeler goes past"

Dh doesn't necessarily yell, but his voice is frequently raised and when he does yell they are less likely to take notice.
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