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    Matt's closing in on 10 months and has just started this horrible bout of testing his limits. For example he'll try to grab the cords behind the tv, I'll give him a very stern "no" but he just looks at me and smiles then continues grabbing the cords. I then take him away put him on the floor with another stern "no." He cries for a minute but then goes back to the tv. Anyone have any advice on how to handle this?
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    this thread. emi just started doing this the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda. View Post
    this thread. emi just started doing this the other day.
    It's frustrating isn't it?!
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    persistence, keep moving him, maybe give him something else to play with. Good luck, my 2 and almost 4 year olds are still testing limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany Rashel View Post
    It's frustrating isn't it?!
    oh yes. espiscally when im trying to do school.
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    Keep being persistent and moving him back and saying "no". Keep moving him back to the same spot about 3-5 times and then if he still doesn't get it, move him to another room with you or give him something to occupy him (like a different toy).

    It's frustrating, but you just gotta be consistent and persistent (and all other kinds of sistents )

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    I agree with just being persistent.


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    well, for myself. i am very persisitant with emi. tell her no no she gets it she shakes her head no stops for a while and goes back. she just wont listen.
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    dd is the same way. Just keep redirecting. She bit my chin tonight and thought it was the funniest thing and went to do it again. After the 3-4 attempt to bite me, I left the room. She did not like that but now she knows that if she bites my chin, I leave.

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