I didn’t think this happened till kids turned two, but my 15-month-old daughter has suddenly discovered the word “no!”
Now that she knows she’s got a will of her own, “no” has become her favorite word. No matter what you say, ask or do, she yells, “Nooooooo!” and shakes her head vigorously back and forth. She’s even starting to have little tantrums where she throws herself on the floor or fakes crying.
It’s so adorable, it’s hard not to laugh. But it’s making daily life a little more difficult and, I have a feeling, it’s about to become a lot more so.
I’d love to give advice on how to deal with this milestone, but I’d rather receive it. So far I’ve tried to make a joke out of her protests to diffuse the situation. But I’m not sure that’s always the best approach. Please send suggestions soon!0