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Old 10-26-2012, 06:11 AM   #35
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Re: Teach me how to be a better parent to my toddler. I'm failing miserably.

Some of the Harvey Karp stuff really works (toddler-ese, for example). It stops some behavior that could have descended into kicking/flailing/screeching/etc.
Does anyone do the clap-growl thing he describes? I have tried it and DD just LAUGHS at me. The double-take clap-growl? Same response. She doesn't imitate me, but clearly the change in tone and clapping are not getting through to her. I need something that indicates "I am not kidding, stop now!"
Of course, I have no idea what comes after that. We have not done any time-outs yet (21 mos) and I'm not sure that's where we want to go (parenting-wise) anyway.
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