Question for my sister about her 19 month old DS (she's not on the forum)
She is getting frustrated with her DS who is starting to get strong willed and not listening to her anymore. He understands her but is either to excited or stubborn to follow her instructions. Eg, we were at a park yesterday with a fountain and he kept going over to it to slash around in it. She kept telling him not to go in, and he would repeat back, no water, but would run straight for it.
She tried distracting with other toys, chasing birds, etc but he ended up splashing around up to his knees with his shoes and socks. When she said, mummy said not to go in the water he said back again... uho, no water.
Any advice, about how to help him with listening. Is this the time to start time outs, is he too young, any other suggestions?