Our 4th child just turned 1, and I can say for sure: it’s never too early to start setting expectations and training your little ones. 1 year olds understand WAY more than we realize.
It might seem silly because those 1 year olds are so darn cute! Toddling around, giggling at peekaboo, pulling everything down off your end tables… but, teaching your 1 year old, “no” will set the stage for more obedient toddlers!
Don’t worry, I’m sure your one year old will turn 2 and still scream at you sometimes and throw themselves on the floor… After all, there is no formula for perfect children.
BUT, I guarantee that learning how to discipline a 1 year old will make disciplining your child as a toddler and preschooler much smoother!
So it’s worth starting young!
After having 4 one year olds in our home, here are all our best 1 year old discipline and training tips!
I will share:
- What discipline even means for a 1 year old
- What discipline DOESN’T mean
- How to deal with screaming
- 4 key phrases to start using with your 1 year old
- How to teach them “no,” and not make it a joke
- What we do for timeout
- Introducing obedience in a simple way
- Saying yes a lot!!
This post has a LOT of ideas, so feel free to pin it/ save it for later if you want to come back and reference it!