How does one go about "reasoning" with a kid who doesn't speak English?
Much of the things our kids need to learn to stay safe is learned while they’re still in diapers, before they’re even really talking.
Let’s say you have a 13 month old and the baby is fiddling with the knobs to the gas stove at gramma’s house. How do you “explain” to the child why they shouldn’t do that? How do you get through to them that this is very, very serious and Do Not Do It.
We can disregard all “the house should be baby proof” responses because, for the most part the WORLD is not baby proof. They need to learn “No. Don’t touch,” upon command (along with “STOP!”) How do you do that with out getting physical in some way that makes them uncomfortable, spanking their hand for example?