were here. A young couple they hang with was in a panic. “Seventeen month old Jr. has started climbing out of his crib, what do we do?”
Much discussion happened that I don’t know the details of, nor
would I bore you with, but the final recommendation was fabulous and I do want you to hear that.
First, be consistent. This means all day long. A parent can’t allow a child to climb all over the furniture, climb up on the cupboards and climb out of their car seat, and then expect them to not climb out of the crib. Being consistent also means, once the child is put into bed, expect climbing attempts. Be ready. Stand by a cracked door and catch the child as soon as they do what they are not to be doing.
That leads into the second action item, move the boundary. Instead of saying “No climbing out of the crib” change it to “no standing in the crib”. Now, as soon as standing is attempted action is taken.
Isn’t that helpful! Two quick training tips that can be used for
most any scenario:
-- Be consistent, all day long. Look for other areas that are
feeding the unwanted action.
--Move the boundary. Stop the action one step before the one
wanting to be stopped.