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Old 09-14-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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Re: how do you teach a baby no?

I read somewhere that it takes 2-3 *hundred* repitions for a baby to learn a rule, and that is assuming that it is enforced every single time without any variation, and there is no reward for doing it.

My ds is 12 mos, he likes to grab at my laptop keys. I tell him no,no,no, and move his hands every time he does it. But he often gets to the keys before I tell him no, and they make cool clicky noises (reward), plus it usually means that Mom puts down the laptop to engage him in something else (reward). So I am guessing that I have a long road ahead of me. BTW - now, he will say No,no,no as he goes for the keys - lol!
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