I don't know what has come over this little girl in the past few weeks, (in fact I am hesitant to post about it in case I jinx it!) but she has just been so.... good.
She has always been a good girl of course, no 17 month old can be BAD, but let's just say listening to her mama wasn't her strong point for the past several months. But something happened... and it just clicked.
She doesn't throw her food on the ground anymore.
She is patient at meals.
When I say, "No" sternly, she listens MUCH more often. In fact, whenever she is about to do something she's not supposed to do, she waves her finger back & forth, looks at me, & says, "no no no!"
I can't even remember the last time she hit anyone.
..Or the last time she had a mini toddler tantrum.
She says thank you without having to be asked.
She has just been a little sweetheart & she makes me so proud! Apparently practicing discipline DOES work at this age, it just takes doing it over & over & over again. That's all.