Hello I'm new to the group and have 15 month daughter. Just looking for some helpful I answers to questions I may have!

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Dove - posted on 11/19/2012

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Well, the doctor is right. If you ignore it she'll stop if it hurts.



Other than that... just distraction. Not paying any attention to the fact that she's about to whack her head, but since you've just told her no about something... maybe follow it up with a yes.



Like tell her (lame example).... you can't climb on the book shelf, but come sit on the couch with Mommy and read a book.



Surviving the terrible two's... and all of parenthood is about patience and consistency cuz as soon as they outgrow one trying stage... they jump right into the next. ;) ♥



And my oldest is 11 and I still stink at the whole 'patience and consistency' thing.... lol

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Megan - posted on 11/20/2012

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Very true statement! My daughter is my world and yes I do see mothers that I shake my head at. I do my very best and I think it shows through my daughter. She is so full of love and happy,healthy and has the greatest little personality.

Holly - posted on 11/20/2012

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correction; being a GOOD mom is the hardest job in the world! ;) I have seen plenty of bad moms in my day, and let me tell you, that is easy.

Megan - posted on 11/19/2012

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Thanks this all very helpful. I will do my best to ignore it. The terrible two' s are rough and from what I hear it only gets worse! Lol my daughter is very stubborn. She gets that from both my husband and I. I'm prepared for her to give me a run for my money. This is my first child so I'm learning something new each day. Being a mom is great but the hardest job in the world!! :)

S. - posted on 11/19/2012

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With my youngest daughter I'd just ignore her if she goes to bang her head I just move her away without giving her eye contact or speaking to her (occasionally she'll get a "no") but I keep it short. She's out growing the hurting herself now thank goodness but now I get a huffy "it not fair" (I also have a 13 year old lol) you can't ignore them hurting themselves but you can pretend your ignoring it if that makes sense and they do out grow it.

Holly - posted on 11/19/2012

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when my daughter would pull at her hair when throwing a fit, i just STERNLY told her "NO! you do NOT pull your hair!" I did that a few times and popped her hand. MANY mother's will tell you to NOT pop their hand when they are that young that they will end up hitting someone else... well i can tell you that kids are GOING to learn to hit, REGARDLESS of whether you pop their hands or not, but get this, my daughter who i DID pop her hand, actually NEVER ended up hitting anyone... where as my daughter i DIDN'T pop her hand WAS more aggressive, so figure that one out.

Megan - posted on 11/19/2012

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Well 1 question is how to deal with the early terrible two's. my biggest concern with that is the fact she likes to bang her head on walls floors etc when told no. My doc told me to just ignore her and if I react she will just continue to do it for attention. I really find it hard to ignore when my child goes and bangs her head on a hard surfaces. I always try to catch her before she bangs her head on a hard surfaces but you know how these ill ones can out run us! Lol any suggestions on how to maybe stop or limit this at least?

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