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How to Say No to Your Toddler

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Teaching your toddler that “no means no” now can save you both suffering. But how do you say it so that he’ll understand?

For many parents of toddlers, saying “no” over and over becomes a mantra for exhaustion. Why is it so difficult to convey the meaning of this tiny word? Because, says pediatrician Will Wilkoff, when it comes to tots, actions speak louder than words.

ebook, 224 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by Harmony
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I definitely think this book could work for our family. Interesting, a lot of what needs to change is ME and not the baby! Go figure!

What I learned: I'm too soft on my toddler. Too many chances, too much laziness with the discipline- I'll get it next time, etc. He's learning that I don't mean what I say most of the time. Most of the misbehaving is occurring when he missed a nap or is tired or I haven't given him a lot of attention. My toddler at 18months is way too young to understand sharing. W
i also haven't read this entire book, you can get the idea from the first few chapters, and then i skipped around a lot to look at parts that applied to me. but i think the ideas are great and very helpful. it talks about how to use timeout affectively, and limiting the times you say NO to your child. for example, if it is not dangerous for your child, or for the object, then it might be easier to just let it slide. it also says not to be afraid to make changes to your home (ie, locks on the cab ...more
Morag Heffernan
I like my parenting books to be a little more touchy-feely than this (validating your children's emotions, empowering them with the tools they need to express themselves, etc.). This book was good - had some good tips and tricks - but I found that a lot of it was just common sense. Also, the tone was definitely that of a male doctor giving parenting advice. I felt like his experience as a doctor outweighed his experience as a parent. While this may be true, and a postive for some who read the bo ...more
Sep 30, 2008 Patti rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: working parents or parents with a tendency to spoil
I definitely did not agree with half of what this doctor prescribed as discipline, but the other half I found very useful. I skimmed the parts that annoyed me and took what I could (my usual method with any parenting book!)
I borrowed this from the library and I didn't get far into it. I don't remember anything about it, and it made no impression on me that I can recall. My child is now 3yo so I won't be revisiting this one.
Lonnie Smith
So far he is a little condescending to anyone that believes in using physical discipline, but has alot of other good stuff too. We will see.
Some good ideas, but a lot of it was common sense.
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