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Old 12-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Re: How much does my 24 month old understand

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Originally Posted by KelseyH View Post
I don't know if this is true. We were at Lowe's this evening and my 18 month old DS was starting to play with the rolls of carpet. As soon as I said, "Don't play there, that's not safe!" he backed away and came towards me. It was instant. He had chosen to play with the carpet, but when he heard my feedback, also chose right away to NOT do what he wasn't allowed to.
the French parenting book I read 'Bringing up Bebe' addresses the way a parent says things and the seriousness and how children automatically know when you're very serious. That explains this.

My daughter reacts very different to my very serious voice than to my normal 'we don't do that' voice. I try to do the same every time, but the reality is that my voice changes when I really really mean it.

I can usually only bring up that voice when it's a dangerous situation. But they recommend practicing it until it's second nature for you.
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