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Offline melbatarseh

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How to discourage high pitched squealing
« on: February 02, 2006, 15:00:32 pm »
My daughter has started making a really loud, really high pitched squeal when she's playing.  It's a happy sound, she's not upset, but it is so LOUD!  She did this for a while at about 5 months (she almost 7 months now), and I decided to just ignore it....let her experiment with the sound and then move on.  It worked then, she stopped the sound.  Now she is doing it again...more often and louder.  I don't want to discourage her from expressing herself or developping language, but I'd kinda like her to stop doing this.  I never smile or laugh when she does it, and rarely even look at her, so I don't think I've given her positive reinforcement to keep doing it.  Is there a way to get her to stop that she can actually understand at 7 months?  Most of the time she does it while playing independently, but sometimes she'll do it when I'm holding her.

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Re: How to discourage high pitched squealing
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 15:04:48 pm »
Mine did exactly the same thing; started at 5 months, stopped and then two months later the screeching came back. I would ignore it, it did not last long with me.
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Re: How to discourage high pitched squealing
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 15:06:12 pm »
Mine did the same thing. ;D

Wait till they're 2, and yell at the top of their lungs just to YELL!!  For FUN!! ::) ;D
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Re: How to discourage high pitched squealing
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 14:55:58 pm »
OH! My DS started doing this aswell about 2months ago, v.embarresing when your in a nice restaurant I can tell you!

I had just been riding it out and hoping he might forget he can do, any tips would be welcome though.

Melanie, I just ignore when he does it what do you do?

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