Any advice on how to get a 14 month old to listen

Adrianna is getting difficult having a hard time finding things to work to get her to listen. It also doesn't help my mom in law tries to step in and pisses me off and when i say something like " i got it" she gets all pissy and then doesnt talk to me for like a week.

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    02/19/14
    You should ask your mom in law privately to let I handle it.
    As for your baby. At this age consistency is the key. They do something wrong, you say "no. We don't do that" and then move them away. Can take 15 times.
    At this age you have to out will them and its really hard.
    But follow through and stay consistent. Sucks now but will pay off.
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      02/19/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I think a 14 month old has to be trained to listen. Make a game of it. For example if you want her to pick something up, you pick it up first and say, "Time to pick up. Mommy's picking up the block." Then set it down and do it again, then say, "Adrianna, it's your turn to pick up the block." Having a tub or basket to put them in will make it a bit more fun. Do this every day when it's time to pick up toys. Same applies to anything else you want her to do.

      I trained my children to stay off the road at our townhouse by allowing them go as far as the curb at the end of our driveway, then standing in front of them saying, "Stop" and turning them back around to go back up the driveway. I didn't have an issue with my children going into the street. Now some tested the boundaries more than others but you get the point.
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      02/19/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I just used that as an example, it can be applied to other things. Same goes for the not going on the road example. She has to be trained and it won't happen overnight. I happens slowly over time.
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        02/19/14
        4Katie
        Honestly I don't think a 15month old is really capable of listening. At this age you have to repeatedly tell them what not to do any maybe they will get it. Just keep saying it and stay positive. Your daughter sounds completely normal. About your mother in law my best advice is to try to ignore her.
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          02/19/14
          8Theresa Gould
          If it's getting her not to do things, divert her attention elsewhere. Sit down and play with her or read to her, whatever it is you like to do with her or what she likes to play with.
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