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How do I get my baby to listen to me?

My son will be a year old in April. Is it too early to start to discipline him when he does something wrong?
Submitted by teenamartinez702

"Discipline" -- when used in its best and most effective form -- means "to teach." So as parents, everything we do has an element of discipline. And at about 9 to 10 months of age, your child will start to test limits and explore his new world -- which requires us to step up the teaching. So yes, this is a good time to review your limit-setting approach, remembering that calm, simple explanations work best with young children.

The answers from our experts are for educational purposes only. Please always refer to your child's pediatrician and mental health expert for more in-depth advice.

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