Elizabeth - posted on 03/19/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
So this seems silly, but I've got a kid (I babysit him, have since 6 months old) that never tells me no. He's 3 and potty training. He's ready, no worries there.
My problem is he will say "yeah" to EVERYTHING!! Here's an idea of our recent conversation ...
Me: Do you need to go potty?
Me: Did you go?
Me: Are your undies wet?
Me: Feel them, are they wet?
They were in fact, dry!
Me: Do you need to take a nap?
Me: Should we stand in the corner?
Me: Are you hungry?
Me: Are you full?
This conversation went pretty fast, we didn't stop and do these things. I just asked him a question, he answered and I moved to the next one. Since he has no problem telling Mama no, her only answer is "Weird" and that's that. Helpful. I've even mentioned to him that it's ok to tell me NO, and I get "Ok". I've changed the way I ask to "Yes or no ..." and get "Yeah no" or "Yeah"