Can someone explain to me how Izzy learned to throw a fit? She’s like, an expert at it, at 9 months old. She throws her head back and falls, no matter where she is. It’s actually pretty funny when she tries to do it when she’s down on her knees, because she can’t bend back far enough to fall, so she just has her fit mid air. But all the other times, (if I can’t get to her fast enough to catch her) she flings her head right into the floor. I wonder if it would be awful of me to stop catching her. Hmm. Maybe she’ll stop doing it. Or give herself a concussion. Which I would die of guilt about. So of course, I’ll keep catching her. But dangit!
She is horrible at has mastered the concept of “escaping” too. When she has something that she knows she’s not supposed to have, she will “run” away, waving the contraband back and forth in her hand. Oh yeah, she also “curses you out” in her little baby jibberish-language.
What am I supposed to do about this? How do you explain to a 9 month old what they should and shouldn’t be doing? How am I supposed to “discipline” her, and discourage this behavior? This is, I’m discovering, one of the larger drawbacks of her rapid physical development. While she’s (technically)”ahead” physically, it seems to me that she’s right on target with her mental/emotional development. The child can walk, but does she really understand what’s happening when we tell her “no”? Sure, she gets mad, fusses, and walks away, but 2 minutes later, she’s back to doing the same thing. I have NO idea what to about it. Help?