” This is the age when cats are learning to communicate with humans.
An important skill that kittens learn during this period is their ability to use “stop” signals. If your kitten steps on your foot, it will let you know by stopping what it was doing and staring at you in an alarmed way. It may also meow or paw at you or hiss. When he does this, stop whatever else you were doing and give him attention for several minutes (at least 10). Letting the kitten know that the behavior isn’t okay by ignoring it doesn’t work; if anything, it’s more likely to happen again because kittens love getting our attention! Instead of resuming what you were doing immediately after each instance of stepping on your foot or nipping your hand, wait a few seconds before continuing. Make sure he knows how much trouble he can get into if he continues to do this; tell him firmly but gently not to do so again—be careful not to punish him harshly as some people mistakenly think they should because there could be serious medical problems involved that might require veterinary care later in life if left untreated. Over time, however, most kittens learn that these behaviors aren’t acceptable unless they’re accompanied by negative consequences such as being scolded or punished until just prior to lapsing back into bad habits (the reason why pets like dogs are considered less trainable than cats!).