Mom, Imagine how you would feel if what you wanted most in the world was removed from your reach. This comparison might seem extreme to you, but to a baby who is determined to obtain your phone, nothing else is of significance at that very moment.
Now, imagine how you would respond once that item was removed from your grasp, if you did not have the ability to calm yourself and to articulate your anger? Would you scream? Would you cry? Would you hit? Would you thrash about? Would you pinch? What would you do to communicate your displeasure?
Mom, your 10 month is using the tools that he has to communicate with you, and you know what? He is doing an excellent job! However, it is your job to instill discipline and to teach your son how to respond when he is angry or can't have his way. I must warn you that he most likely won't learn this lesson overnight, but with patience and consistency he will one day surprise you when he turns and finds an acceptable object for amusement.
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