I don't think it's extreme at all. My 3 year old doesn't say no all the time, but some days, like yesterday, he said no to EVERYTHING! Not mean like, just no. Except to food...LOL. 2 year olds say no....and I don't think they every stop.
If he says no to food, then don't force him to eat. Sooner or later, he'll get hungry and he'll eat...just remember not to let him snack on unhealthy food. Does he have a favorite fruit? Then have that down and ready for him.
You have to tell your child no..."No, do not hit." "No, we do not throw food". If he yells no at you, tell him "You have the right to say no, but not to yell at Mama". Next time he tells you no, ask him why? Sometimes they say no just cause they like to say no. If you ask him to pick up toys and he says no, tell him, I know you don't want to, but if Mama picks them up, they go bye-bye. Also give him lots of postive feedback. Good Luck!
at 9:11 AM on Mar. 28, 2011