Getting Your Toddler From “No” to “Yes”

Saying “no” to your toddler is often necessary but it can be difficult for both of you. She doesn’t like the word, and you don’t like the results.

Parenting Magazine offers some pointers that may help.

First, replace “no” with “yes.” Try saying “We sit on the couch” instead of “No standing on furniture!” Or “Yes, you can have a cookie — right after you eat your green beans.” This helps toddlers understand the rules and may prevent a power struggle.

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