How to Say No to your Toddler

How to Say No to your Toddler

Creating A Safe, Rational, and Effective Discipline Program for your 9-month-old to 3-year-old

Book - 2003
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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.

Using very direct and simple guidelines, Dr. Wilkoff shows you how to develop a consistent and effective discipline plan. He explains what can go wrong with time-out and how to overcome obstacles, including your child's rebelliousness, physical space issues, and your own reluctance. He also presents helpful advice for special situations, such as how to say no at meal times, at grandma's house, and when your child is sick.

Presenting his compassionate and practical approach, Dr. Wilkoff shows how you can respond to the misbehavior of very young children while teaching them self-control that will benefit them throughout their lives. How to Say No to Your Toddler is the ideal guide for any parent who wants to take a more effective approach for raising healthy, happy children.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780767912747
Branch Call Number: 649.64/WIL 4565 2


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Apr 06, 2014

I was able to read this book in about 3 days and by implementing changes to my almost 2 year olds time out and reducing the number of warnings before time out as suggested by the author I am already seeing my son respond to my "No's". I really love how the author begins by validating all our reasons for hesitating about saying no to our toddlers while motivating us to do so. This book has been a big help not only in giving me the tools to discipline my child but also by giving much needed insight as to what he understands and what he is capable of and how important it is to create an environment in which he is able to behave. I highly reccomend this book.

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