Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Teaching Toddlers Boundaries
A couple weeks ago my 1 1/2 yr. old son broke all my Willow Tree figurines. Two were salvageable, one was not. Before this happened I had tried for weeks to keep him away from the figurines. I had moved them, taken him away from them whenever he tried to play with them, tried distracting him with something else, and numerous other things. Since then, I've noticed that teaching boundaries to toddler is extremely difficult and requires constant attention and reminding. I think I need a little help in this area to make teaching times more affective. So:
What are ways that you have found helped teach your toddler boundaries?
What are ways that didn't work for you?
In essence, how did you teach your toddler to not do something you didn't want them to?