Salime - posted on 06/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm a first time mom and have a 15 month old son. Also, I'm expecting my second son who is supposed to be born any day now!! :) I'm absolutely anxious, happy, excited and frightened at the same time. Something that hasn't let me relax is the fact that I don't know how to discipline a 15 month old. At times he seems to understand EVERYTHING I say, but at others, I can be seriously telling him to NOT do something and he simply laughs or smiles and does it anyways. I love my son and that's why I don't want him to be a brat, but I also don't want to be asking more of him than he can handle at this age. How do you discipline a kid his age without scaring him? I don't want to get angry at him if he truly doesn't understand me. But if he is capable of understanding me, it freaks me out to think he could be "happily disobeying" me. Any thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Advice? All is welcome!