Jess - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
We have been using the word "stop" rather than no, followed through with moving or distracting our 8 month old. Today she was headed for the kitchen which is out of bounds ! ( we are waiting on our baby gate to come in)
Her daddy said. "Ava, Stop", *she stopped* "come back here please" and SHE DID !!!! It was great, she crawled back to her pile of toys and played happily ! It took us a few goes of saying "stop" and actually stopping her and putting her back in the lounge room, but this time she knew and did it herself. Im so proud !!! It was perfect proof to her daddy that "stop" works ! He was very skeptical. Perhaps now he will stop using the word "No"!
So mama's what positive parenting successes have you had ?