So, how do you tell your toddler 'No' and get them to stop doing things?
My DS is 14 months. He's doing things I don't want him to do, like touching the oven, pulling the cables out of the tv, etc. I tell him 'No', but he thinks it's all a big game, and laughs at me, or runs off like I'm chasing him then goes back to it, etc!
How do I tell him 'No', and get him to stop what he's doing?? I've tried using a loud, serious voice, saying 'No', and 'Uh uh', that sort of thing - no luck. I've tried distraction, such as moving him to something else - but he's persistent, and goes back to what he was doing! I've tried putting him in his playpen, but he screams, and escalates...
I think he understands some things I say to him - but I just don't think he gets that 'No' means I want him to stop - and /or he just enjoys all the attention!
Is it just a matter of being patient until he understands more? How do you get through to your kids? Is this something I'm going to be asking until after he's a teenager?? Lol.