The "no" period
From 1 to 2 years
The "No" Phase
When your child starts to say "no !", he wants to make his own decisions. This is the self-assertion phase, and he learns to make choices.
He is trying to tell you a lot of things by saying "no", for example:: "I want to do this by myself ! I don’t like that! I want to finish what I started! I am scared! I want to choose myself! I don’t want to be alone or I don’t want to do that "!
It is important that children learn to say "no!".
This is the period when they learn to reflect, to choose and to become independent. They like or dislike certain things, but are not always able to explain what they want or what they feel. They sometimes only have one word that comes to mind: "no!".
Try to understand what your child means when he says no.
|Does he need to feel independent and to make his own choices?||
|He is having fun and does not want to stop?||