Your Baby this Week

Your Baby This Week : 16 Month Week 4 Old

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Toddlers are funny – even when they are doing something they shouldn’t. It’s hard not to laugh, but your smile will send a message that what he is doing is acceptable. Children at this age understand far more words than they can speak, but the language that they know best of all is body language. When your child does something you don’t like, make sure that your face and voice conveys your disapproval. Don’t shout, but do frown and use a disapproving tone when you say, “No pulling out tissues. The tissues stay in the box.” Stay consistent with what you’re disapproving of. If you correct one time but ignore it the next time, you’re sending mixed signals about your expectations.

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