Recently a mommy friend of mine was talking about when to start discipline. This is what she said:
My Mom said to start disciplining as soon as I think R can comprehend. A few months ago, he started acting up while I was feeding him, swatting the spoon away, trying to grab the bowl, etc … I had enough! Took everything away, told him what he did was wrong, my husband and I gave him the silent treatment for 5 mins while he sat in his chair. And now, feedings are a breeze! He learned.
Our TV stand is low, open slots for the devices. R will not go near it. Its like there’s an invisible line. It took us awhile to train him but he learned.
So, don’t be afraid to start with discipline early! Her son is still less than a year old, so he was probably 6 months or so when the high chair/food incident happened.
We haven’t had to discipline Madeleine at all. She’s still too young to really do anything which requires it. But it’s good to know that when she does, it won’t be too soon to teach her consequences.