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I’m after discipline tips for a 16 month old. I know some will think he is only young, but he is a very smart lil man. He listens to dad when he tells him off but when mum tries, nothing! All I get is a grunt. It gets me so frustrated. Help me please – I’ve tried it all, so could totally do with a fresh look on things.”
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  • I used to have long talks with my youngster about why she shouldn’t behave that way and I’m sure that she was bored to tears, and I’d always end with “if that happens again, we’ll have this talk again”. She knew I wasn’t bluffing so she’d modify her behaviour just so she wouldn’t have to have another talk.


  • I use the “Naughty corner” for my son seems to work


  • there are some good comments here


  • Firm words with a clear message, no fluffing and follow through with your word, eg don’t throw sand or we go home, if the sand gets thrown off you go!


  • What have you found that works?


  • it is tough and they soon learn how to push your buttons


  • How is he going with you now?


  • how did it go? :)


  • How did you go? :)


  • What have you end up doing now?


  • There is some good advice below – hope it helps.


  • He sounds like he is testing the boundries with you, stay strong and let him know who’s boss.


  • I would pick him up and put him in his room, not on the bed though, as you don’t want to associate bed with punishment. But take him out of the situation and let him be by himself until he says sorry and is being good


  • Would love to know aswell, thanks for posting.


  • I started all my kids early and they learnt by the change in my tone in my voice and they also learnt Mum never let them get away with it once. My Son could do the same things what seemed like a hundred times a day and a hundred times a day he would know he did wrong. I class it like training a puppy it takes a while but in the end they learn.


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