4.26.2005

Written just for me

I get these newsletters from babycenter.com every week about toddlers and baies and such and this weeks newsletter seems like it was written just for me. Kya is going through a "whining" stage. This is what the newsletter had to say:

"Whining, screaming, and yelling: If your 15-month-old has started sounding like a hyena or worse, you're experiencing his intense desire to interact with you. Children thrive on their parents' attention, and a toddler this age will do just about anything to get yours. His tactics may try your nerves even if you're one of the most patient parents around. How to nip whining and screaming in the bud? When he whines or yells, kneel down to your child's level and tell him that you're listening. If the whining persists, keep your cool and say something like, "I can't understand you when you talk like that. Please use your normal voice and I'll be happy to listen to what you're saying." You may have to repeat yourself over and over, day after day, but your child will eventually learn that when he uses a pleasant tone of voice, he's much more likely to get you to listen up." -Babycenter.com

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your keeping busy and really enjoy those kidos and learning a lot =). It is very fun to keep up with your going ons!

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