Discipline question JULY 2008
Since Cory is on the verge of mobility I have been thinking about this too.
How do you discipline your baby so that when she goes to other people's houses she doesn't run rampant? When my sis's kids began crawling and her babies started grabbing for her things (the off limits stuff) she never followed through with NO or whatever and found it just easier to remove all things w/i baby's reach. However, she now has kids that touch whatever they want whenever they want. I want my child to learn what is hers and what isn't so that I can leave some stuff out in my house without baby proofing literally everything. So Cory can one day go to grandmas and not demolish stuff. Do you know what I mean?
Seems like my sis took the easy way out and her kids never learned to respect other people's stuff. Although I am sure it is hard, I'd like to try my best to follow through. If you have kids that aren't human wrecking balls in others' home (or yours for that matter), how did you accomplish that discipline wise?
Also, is it time to start saying a firm "NO" to our babies when they do something we don't like??? I've started doing this when Cory whines.