If I hear 'NO' one more time....... What do you do to curb the 'no' thing? My DS is 2.5 & it's getting ridiculous. He's got major attitude when he says it. My oldest didn't go through this so I'm not sure how to handle it. I've tried ignoring it, he just gets louder & more 'bully-ish' about it. Any suggestions?
I really dont have the problem with any kids sayin no, it's more the Evil Laugh of Defiance... which we usually talk to them seriously and tell them that whatever they are doin isn't nice and needs to stop. most of the time it works but if it gets too far, we do time outs, even for the youngest who is 1.5 right now.
Kids will do anything for attention..even if its negative.. So maybe he needs some more mom time? My 2.5yr old was acting HORRIBLY after my youngest tarted walking bc that meant she had to share her toys..and space. lol So she'd push her, yell at us, scream no no no no no. Untill we showed her just as much attention as we did the others (what i mean is. my 4yr old is constantly talking to us interacting with us, my 1yr old is well a 1yr old so she gets a lot of attention too, but my 2.5yr old would just run off and play, do her own lil thing so we made sure to give her special time, bc its hard being the middle child.) anyway, that may be a resolve to the problem. OR you can just stop saying "No" yourself. Try saying "uh uh" as a way of saying no, or if he gets too harsh and loud..you could put him in time out and say, "untill you are ready to use your inside voice and be nice you can stay here"
I don't use that word around my dd. I always try to be creative with my vocabulary when I correct her. Ex: If she starts to run away from my in a public place. I say "that's dangerous don't do that." If she's becomes a whiney hiney; I say, "I don't like your attitude." So on and so forth. You'll be surprised how fast your little one catches on.