How do I stop my two year old from telling me now??

Cailyn - posted on 05/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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When I tell my two year old to do something, he always tells me no. He also likes to do it when my hands are full with his brother and I can't get up to get him. It's really starting to get under my skin with him saying it so much! Anybody have any advice??? Please??

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Kristen - posted on 05/09/2009

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A lot of times they mean yes when they say no. Or even something else entirely. They just don't know how to express themselves. It is really irritating when they really mean it and throw a tantrum. Try using words like yes more often, even about silly things. "Oh you'd like an apple, YES you may have one!" :-) Also try a different word than no. Mine was "unacceptable". yes it is a big word but I would say, "that behavior is unacceptable, Let's be loving with your brother...or XYZ" We also say "Let's bee-have in the bee-hive" or "Listen & Obey". That is a great scripture. My husband & I sing that to the Tune of "The Farmer & the Dell" We'll sub it with "We Listen & Obey, to what our parents say"! With a cheery smile.



Many times they just want a reaction, whether you respond in kind or harshly is up to you. Yes we all slip but if you can stick to your guns (so to speak) you will reap the rewards in time. My daughter is a strong willed child. She is 2 yrs 9 mths (33 mo) and I have a 9 mth old, too. It took time but the solid months where that was what I heard all the tim,e has really gone away (some from time to time but not irritating. now she says no thank you!)



I promise it will get better but you'll have to stick to it an endure. Now that its getting warmer take him outside more to run off that energy, too! lol



Have a blessed weekend!

Kristen - posted on 05/09/2009

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A lot of times they mean yes when they say no. Or even something else entirely. They just don't know how to express themselves. It is really irritating when they really mean it and throw a tantrum. Try using words like yes more often, even about silly things. "Oh you'd like an apple, YES you may have one!" :-) Also try a different word than no. Mine was "unacceptable". yes it is a big word but I would say, "that behavior is unacceptable, Let's be loving with your brother...or XYZ" We also say "Let's bee-have in the bee-hive" or "Listen & Obey". That is a great scripture. My husband & I sing that to the Tune of "The Farmer & the Dell" We'll sub it with "We Listen & Obey, to what our parents say"! With a cheery smile.



Many times they just want a reaction, whether you respond in kind or harshly is up to you. Yes we all slip but if you can stick to your guns (so to speak) you will reap the rewards in time. My daughter is a strong willed child. She is 2 yrs 9 mths (33 mo) and I have a 9 mth old, too. It took time but the solid months where that was what I heard all the tim,e has really gone away (some from time to time but not irritating. now she says no thank you!)



I promise it will get better but you'll have to stick to it an endure. Now that its getting warmer take him outside more to run off that energy, too! lol



Have a blessed weekend!

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