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Setting Limits For Young Children

McKenzie Pediatrics

Beginning as early as 6 months of age, it is very important that parents begin setting limits on undesirable behaviors. We like to call this age the “puppy age”, because this is when human babies begin to have memory retention, and therefore can begin to be “trained”. As a baby ages into a toddler, its memory retention lengthens, and thus “bad habits” become more difficult to break, so begin early!

The following is a list of limit setting basics. These rules are important not only for parents to follow, but also grandparents and non-custodial caregivers. Getting this “right” early on will make discipline easier later on in childhood.