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01/04/2013 at 10:06
01/04/2013 at 10:32
Apart from the odd temper tantrums that see us forget (we throw evrything when in strop mode) a simple firm 'NO' followed by a demonstration of the desired behaviour (mummy/daddy PUTTING the cup down) usually gets the result. They learn by example so the more LO sees you demonstrate what should be done the more they will start to copy.
You're right in keeping words simple 'Don't throw' rather than 'No, we don't throw our cup' is easier for them to relate to. To a large extent imagine you're training a dog (a lot of the same principles come into play with showing how & praising when they get it right). Best wishes & good luck
08/04/2013 at 10:17
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