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Hi, we did the signing thing as well and I think you are totally fine. I personally have always been interested in watching our dd and how she is growing to tolerate longer time spans. At 14 months, I really don't think children understand much beyond one minute and now that dd is 21 months old I am finding that she really can understand delays a lot better. We found it REALLY helped to use "first, then" as in "Let's go to the counter first, then we can get your biscuit". As a result, our daughter is really amazing at putting together a sequence of events ; )

I do feel for you - it's a really stressful time when children have no concept of time but it will get easier. Our daughter tonight understood that we'd sleep first, then have "num-nums" at breakfastime. It gets easier!
 
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