3 yr. old refusal

Isabelle - posted on 07/18/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son just loves the word NO. He uses it for almost everything I suggest. I really don't know how to deal with it. Any suggestions?


Ev - posted on 07/18/2014




He is at the age he is going to push the bounds to the point he can get it to. "No" is one word a kid learns the quickest. So you need to give him choices such as do you want this or do you want that depending on what it is you are doing. If it is something that is dangerous he gets no choice in that and you just have to stick to the 'no' you gave him because its for his benefit no matter how much he fights or has fits on it. You need to be sure to have rules set for his age and expand on that as he grows up. Make sure to be consistent with things and never back down once you make a choice. But in most instances where you are trying to get him to choose food for meals and stuff give him two choices and he can pick what he wants, give him two choices for clothes he wears, give him two choices on something to drink, and so on. It might make things easier.

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