What methods do you use for your non-listeners?


I've been reading into how to better work with my 17 month olds behavior online and wanted to see what moms in the trenches are doing.

Currently my husband and I are at the:

-say name firmly a few times

-accompany with no

-explain what is unwanted in plain terms (his favorite; slamming cabinets and doors in example)



Annnnnd then we normally lose.

By lose I mean he cracks a smile, runs over, hangs onto the cabinet handle and slams it as hard as possible as you try to pry his tiny, yet surprisingly strong fingers off it.

Then comes the fling himself onto the floor and cry stage which I just ignore until he's done, as to not fuel it.....