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How can I get my 11 month-old to understand the word 'no'? She ignores instructions.

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Kinda young

11 mos old use visual cues much more than verbal ones.
Follow up your "no" with an action, such as taking something away or removing the child from the offensive action. Try not to say "no, " as much as to say something material or practical. "no' as a concept is not understood well at 11 mos. But ball, cup or mommy may be.

In brief: Kinda young

11 mos old use visual cues much more than verbal ones.
Follow up your "no" with an action, such as taking something away or removing the child from the offensive action. Try not to say "no, " as much as to say something material or practical. "no' as a concept is not understood well at 11 mos. But ball, cup or mommy may be.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Be patient

Babies enjoy a preferred status in a nurturing family.
Their crys are met with immediate attention. They are carried everywhere.Their diapers are attended to with speed.They encounter & begin to expect the type of treatment given to queens.When their abilities expand and their activities bother you, you expect them to stop.It takes time to change from a queen to a kid, give her time & be consistnt

In brief: Be patient

Babies enjoy a preferred status in a nurturing family.
Their crys are met with immediate attention. They are carried everywhere.Their diapers are attended to with speed.They encounter & begin to expect the type of treatment given to queens.When their abilities expand and their activities bother you, you expect them to stop.It takes time to change from a queen to a kid, give her time & be consistnt
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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