I am so fed up with this word. It's all I seem to hear out of my 3 year old now days and I am desperate to break her of this! Just wanted to get some advice from other moms and ideas on how others handle it. Here is a typical conversation between us:
Me: "Heather please stop hitting your brother, that's not nice"
Me: "Stop telling me no"
Me: "Heather Elaine you do NOT talk to mommy like that. Do not say NO again"
Heather: "UH UH!" <~~~ her other version of NO!
Its a vicious cycle ALLLLLLL day long and it is driving me bonkers!!
Heather you may not hit your brother. (no please, no it's not nice, make it a simple order)
If Heather says No say, Heather you may not hit your brother. (keep the issue hitting the brother)
Don't let her change the issue to a battle over No. If she hits the brother again say. Heather you may not hit your brother and move her. Be a broken record (you may not hit your brother) with no please and no explaination.
Answer by Gailll at 11:25 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 11:10 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Answer by terpmama at 11:24 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Answer by Gaccck at 6:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2010
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:04 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 11:12 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Time outs are a form of punishment. Punishments don't stop bad behavior and they don't teach good behavior. They teach kids to behave worse, lie, and resent their parents. It sounds like you are finding this with your child.
Here is a famous article about the foolishness of saying no and toddlers
Answer by Gailll at 11:15 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
A good toddler discipline book is Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary. Her website is called star parenting. Here is a parening chart you can print out and post on your fridge.
Answer by Gailll at 11:17 AM on Aug. 9, 2010