Alisha - posted on 12/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I was wondering, have your children started feeding themselves using utensils? My daughter has had the hang of finger food, and holding things since about 7 months. But when she's given a spoon or fork, she just wants to bang it or fling food. Even now when we give her crackers or other finger food, she just wants to crumble them up or rub them in the carpet. How can I get her to learn to feed herself properly? Also, she's been having real behavior problems, especially with throwing things or trying to break things. She seems to not like things to be in order, because she always pulls the cd's, books, movies, things off of the counter, etc. We try to keep things out of her reach, but she'll put her toys by the counter or ledges, stand on the toys or chair and pull stuff down. How can we get her to stop this behavior? My husband and I find ourselves out of energy dealing with her behavior. Any ideas would be most appreciated!!! Thanks!