10mth old misbehaving

Charmaine - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My little girl is turning 10mths this coming week and has started to become a little miss with lots of attitude. She likes to bang on the glass door of our entertainment unit and lcd tv and scream if she doesn't get her own way or if you don't feed her quick enough. She is also pulling hair and biting. She thinks it's hilarious when I say no and I have started to put her in her empty playpen for a minute when she continually ignores me. When she comes out she will go to do the exact same thing she was told no to, however, she will stop and look at me before she does it and then cheekily go and do it. I know they don't really know the meaning of no at this age but I think they know more than we think and are probably just testing us. I just want to know if other mums are experiencing this and what they are doing, if anything.

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Julie - posted on 05/29/2009

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My 10 month old is the exact same way. It is really starting to frustrate my husband. She has decided that screaching at the top of her lungs for absolutly everything is fun. If she is happy, excited, sees the cat, doesn't want her food, is tired, or I take her away from something she wants she screaches. I think I am going to be really excitd when she starts saying words instead.

And with listening when I say no...she will turn and look at me then smile and go even faster, but of course as she speeds away she shakes her head and giggles.

Haha our tv is getting mounted to the wall soon and all the equipment for it is getting an enclosed case. She is deffinetly helping ms make things safer for her.

Its a good thing summer is here, if she gets into to much stuff we can go for a walk or to the park...change things up a bit so she doesn't feel the need to misbehave.

Kylie - posted on 05/28/2009

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Hey there Yes my 10 month old is exactly the same he has one hell of temper. He is facinated with the t.v and pushes buttons and bangs on the glass door as well. Every time I tell him no he just smiles at me. So first I redirect him to a toy or something but he nearly always ends up back at the tv so then I have been doing the exact same thing as you but I put him in his playpen with nothing to do-but not for long (to which he also has a tantrum) LOL but I figure one day he will get it. I had the exact same problem with my 2 year old and he is really good most of the time now - i think that its just that everything is new and interesting to them at this age and its all about persistance because if there are able to get away with it once they will keep testing us. They do grow out of so dont stress just be firm and persistant and u will be fine....

Elizabeth - posted on 05/28/2009

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I find distraction works quite well if she playing with something shouldn't. If you replace it with a toy and spend a moment with her, she forgets about the other thing. for a while at least

Denise - posted on 05/28/2009

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When I say no to Ava she throws a fit! She also whines a lot lately and bites and pulls hair! I'm glad I'm not alone with this!

Alycia - posted on 05/25/2009

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I am just glad I'm not alone!!! I feel like I have a ten month old with a two year olds attitude issues. He screams at me, tries to bite me, whines all day long. I have recently started just putting him in his bed until his yelling or crying turns into chattering or light whining thne I bring him back out. It's new so I don't know if it's working yet. He also never listens when I say no, but when someone else says it he gets upset. It seems we're going through a new stage, I'm glad to see it's a stage they're hitting and not the type of person he'll be :D

Christina - posted on 05/25/2009

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I think Mycah understands what i'm saying to an extent. He will immediately stop doing something if her hears now about 95% of the time but will sometimes continue just to get me to come get him. His big thing lately is he will crawl to just out of my reach, then lay on his belly and scream. He wants me to come the rest of the way to pick him up. He hasn't started banging on things yet but he loves the dogs food/water and the humidifier. I think I've bought more baby gates than I ever imagined.

Heidi - posted on 05/23/2009

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I agree with Jennifer Forsyth on this one... I had to teach my son to stay sitting in the bathtub (he was standing and I don't like that!) and so over and over and over and over we went... now all I have to do is say "No, sit DOWN" and he sits right down. They do understand to an extent, you just have to be REAL consistent

Jennifer - posted on 05/23/2009

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My daughter used to be that way with the TV. We would tell her no firmly and pick her up and move her. This was repeated over and over until she finally got tired of it and moved on. Now, if she goes near it, we say no and she walks away. Being consistant is the only way you'll get things accomplished (I learned this from being a teacher). Stay strong and eventually they'll learn.



We're now having to work on the climbing because she's starting to climb up and stand on boxes and such. Grrr!!!

Maria - posted on 05/22/2009

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my little boy has just learnt no no when you say it to him he shakes his head at you they do understand you an know what no is but they still do it anyway your getting to the point where all you'll say is no from morning to night just say no move them away an continue to do it . it will get easier i promise you just have to keep at it and not go back on your word because they will get the wrong message then

Charmaine - posted on 05/22/2009

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Thanks ladies. Jennifer, that is exactly what our daughter does. She will go over to the entertainment unit, look over at me, then start banging on the tv or the glass door next to it. I have been doing exactly the same as you have but as Crystal said it is like a game to them. I have also tried putting her in an empty playpen if she ignores my 'no' for a minute but as soon as I open the gate it's straight to the tv. I did only start this yesterday though. After the 5th time I have to admit she did rethink what she was going to do when I told her no and pointed to the playpen and got back down. That only lasted 15mins haha. I think all we can do is just lay the ground work for when they mature and start understanding by emphasising yes and no.

Jennifer - posted on 05/22/2009

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My daughter is the same way!!! She'll even stand by the TV, wait until she has our attention, and then start banging on it, even though we tell her not to and remove her from it. There's only 3 or 4 things in the house that we don't allow her to touch, and those are the only things she wants lately! We just tell her no, and move her. We used to lightly slap her hand (not hard enough to really hurt her), until the day she slapped me back. Then I realized I was probably sending the wrong message.

Grrrrrrr.........It's a good thing they are so cute!

Christianne - posted on 05/22/2009

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Sometimes I wonder if they understand what we say, the meaning of the words...

Crystal - posted on 05/22/2009

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this is normal. my son does this and when i react---get upset, he laughs. it becomes a game unless you can redirect or ignore her and not give her the attention she's looking for. it's tough but that's what works best for my son. just try to remove your emotions from your response and it sends a different message to the baby.

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