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Thursday, November 18, 2010

"NO"!!!


Hey Jake would you give some to sissy please?....NOooo!
Jake do you want to eat...NO!
Jake, put all your toys away please...Noo!!!
Jake wanna eat? Noo?!
You want milk? no
Jake wanna go nytnyt? No! No! No!
Jake get off the computer chair!.... Nope!
Keep your feet off the table!!! Nooo!
Jaaakee!! Justine stay away from the TV! Noooo
Jake, have you seen my cellphone? No! (he hide the cellphone)
Jake, wanna have some ice cream? Ahhh Yeah!

Of all the words that my buckaroo is picking up, it may seem like he has one grand favorite and that is the big "NO." Since the day he started learning few words he is been refusing to lots of things. it is hard now to convince him to do something or eat anything because he can say no. He sometimes said no before even if what he meant was yes. He said yeah instead of yes. But the no still the word of the day. I wonder when his sacks of snow be over.

According to the source I read at babycenter.com; Preschoolers say "no" a lot because they're discovering their own free will. "No" is a handy way to voice their opinion. (Sometimes they even say "no" when they really mean "yes.") Sometimes a not-very-verbal child will resort to "no" just because he's mad or flustered and struggling to get his point across. Your preschooler may also learn that if he says it loudly and forcefully enough, Mom and Dad will really pay attention ... they might even go along with it!


Giving your child choices is one way to reduce the number of no's you hear from him. Also, encourage him to answer in a quiet voice, and coach him in some alternatives: "What's the opposite of 'no'? 'Yes!'" "You can say 'no,' or you can say 'yes,' or guess what's in the middle? You can say 'maybe!'"

6 comments:

Dhemz said...

hhahahaha....sounds like Akesha...lol!

Dhemz said...

btw tsang, karon lang ko ka matikod sa imong desktop...pagka sexy tawon kau bayot...mura pod ug laptop...ehehehe! nice....:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Mahirap talaga magpalaki nang bata ngayon kasi matitigas ang ulo. They want to have all the rights but no responsibilities. I think it is even harder there in the States where kids are very demanding and have lost their sense of respect for elders. I cringed when I hear youngsters addressing their elders by their (elders) first name. It is as if they are just equal. I would not want my children to grow up there and be exposed to the libertine ways of kids there. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

Hahahahaha natuwa naman ako sa post na ito lol.. Sa dinami dami ng NO icecream lang pala ang katapat lol..

RyHeAnNe said...

Katuwa talaga na nakakainis ang mga bata minsan..coolit

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