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What do you do when your lo refuses to do as you ask?

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levan Wed 03-Oct-07 20:37:48

For a couple of weeks I have been getting dd aged 16 mths to help me tidy away her toys at the end of the day and she has done really well. However today when I asked her to bring me her train she shouted "no! no! no!" - and didn't! I was so taken aback that I burst out laughing - not the best reaction. I know it's really minor and not worth worrying about, but I do want to get into good habits early on - so what do you do when your lo flatly refuses to do something

notnowbernard Wed 03-Oct-07 20:46:11

Praise when she does do something you've asked... ignore when she shouts? At only 16m I guess she's still quite young to fully get what you're expecting of her. But agree it's good to get into good habits earlier.

levan Thu 04-Oct-07 17:53:12

Thanks. A colleague today suggested a star chart - but surely she is too young to understand this?

Othersideofthechannel Thu 04-Oct-07 19:16:56

Yes, I think so. Sticker chart worked really well for my DS when he was 3.

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