My thoughts are, every toddler is different. A Mom knows their child best and should decide which tactics work and which ones don't work. There are a million studies out there that tell us what to do or not to do, but they don't know your child. As long as it's done with love and with the child's best interest at heart, you can't go too wrong.
Blogger just ate my comment! Aargh!In a nutshell, this kind of works with Jaya - but I think more because it gives her a degree of control, not because she stores what she heard for later.At 15 months, Raja is very different from Jaya at that age, so I definitely use different approaches with him.I love reading studies, because I am a curious and scientific person. However, if my gut and a study are in conflict (and they often are!), my gut wins, hand down, every time!
As mentioned, I think every toddler is different. If I allowed my little guy to decide when to go to bed, he would be asleep on the living room floor - or would be crawling on our laps to fall asleep.
If I tried saying that with my kids, then they'd force themselves to stay up, then fall asleep at the dinner table. Then they wouldn't go to bed until 11:00 because they had the late nap. So yeah, I don't know. It seems like it makes sense, but I don't think it would work with every scenario. Just my two cents! :)
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