The "NO" stage

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  1. millyn

    millyn New Member

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    toddlerhood is the stage where most of their answers or response is "NO" since they are under the psychosocial development crisis of "autonomy vs. shame and doubt". one technique to address this is to avoid giving them questions answerable by "yes or no", but give them options instead. for example, instead of saying, "do you want to eat now?" say, "what do you want to eat now, cereals or bread?"
     
  2. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

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    I agree that it is better to give the toddler an option instead of just saying No as a restriction. At least the toddler can use his mind and it may even help in developing analytical skills when the toddler would think about the options. An example is in eating ice cream, the options can be later or when you eat your meal completely or when you behave when your daddy comes home.
     
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    I agree, it would be a good help to their mental growth and evolution to give them more choices than just being given a simple "yes" or "no" as an option for the answer.
     
  4. IvanJ

    IvanJ Moderator Staff Member

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    Insightful. I'll be sure to give more options to my daughter now.
     

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