when he started climbing the kiddie chairs, we stacked them in a hidden corner and only took them out when they were in use.
when we finally got a bookshelf, he immediately started climbing it, and we just kind of held our breath and hoped for the best.
but what do i do now that his favourite thing to do is scale our hard, wooden, grown-up chairs on our hard, unforgiving, tiled floor?
and what does he do once he's up on the chair (or upside-down bowl, precarious edge of a bed, or push-toy with WHEELS)?
he stands up and he dances! stomp stomp, bounce bounce, clap clap.if i just kind of let him, and hope for the best, is that still benign neglect, or just plain old neglect?
i've already tried the "no climbing!" approach, but he thought it over and decided not to take my advice.
the alternatives seem to be limited :
- living in a chairless house
- spotting him all the time, and therefore not sweeping a floor, preparing a meal or going pee again until he's over this stage