How do I get my 4 year old to understand that no means no and that it is not up for negotiation?

Leti - posted on 05/17/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Whenever my daughter wants something or wants do something and can't, she won't except no for an answer. It's always"just a little mommy" or " I want it!!". And she doesn't give up!!

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Donna - posted on 05/18/2011

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I agree with Jenn on this one you have to be more stubborn and not give in, I know that its sometimes easier to give in for a little peace and quiet I did it with my first 2 children and boy do I regret it, but I won't be doing it with my 2 youngest children.

Mimi - posted on 05/18/2011

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I tell my 4 year old nephew, I said no and its not open for discussion. I then walk away. You are the boss if she continues take away another privilige. She will eventually understand.

Deepti - posted on 05/18/2011

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avoid saying no instead divert her mind to something else.. if she wants a thing talk about it . and say u r going to provide in a while and then switch over to some other interesting thing of her taste and talk about it.. she will forget it and may not throw a tantrum.
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K. - posted on 05/17/2011

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Tell her people in hell want ice water. And don't give in just because you're tired of her whining. She'll eventually get the picture.

Jenn - posted on 05/17/2011

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Don't give up - be more stubborn than her. After you say no and she keeps pestering just ignore her - she'll get the message.

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