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July 17, 2012 8:13 PM
wow! its a simple fix .... thank God .i have been doing it all wrong thank you doc
November 15, 2010 7:57 PM
I don't agree 100%
a 2 year old can understand "we don't do that" or "do you want time out?" & act accordingly. Age 2 is when they push your limits, knowingly doing things they shouldn't do in order to see your reaction.
March 29, 2008 11:18 AM
Thanks for the help!
This makes so much sense, but I just couldn't think of it on my own. Unfortunately, I am an impatient person and I get frustrated with my son and then with myself for my reactions to his behavior. I think this advice will help me a great deal. Thanks!
February 24, 2008 5:15 AM
I don't find this to be true
While it is undoubtedly better to give more positive feedback than negative, I don't find it true that 2-year-olds cannot be taught the difference between positive and negative reactions. My 26-month-old daughter understands quite clearly what things she is not supposed to do, and she knows and can deal with the appropriate consequences. I believe that if you don't try to teach a 2-year-old the difference between acceptable and non-acceptable behavior in some way, you will end up with a 3-year-old who knows no boundaries. Loving discipline is appropriate from a very young age and is wonderful for children.
February 17, 2008 6:30 PM
hi, i try to be possitive with my kids, but my mum (she lives with me) is very negative and each time i try to say to her that this is not the way she gets in a very bad mood, thank you tzippy
February 17, 2008 6:21 PM
I find it to be very true.
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Sarah Chana Radcliffe practices psychology in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Make Yourself at Home (Menucha Press 2012), The Fear Fix HarperCollins 2013) and Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice (HarperCollins 2006).
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