Responding To “No”
“I Said No!”
Firmly say “No”
when your child is touching or doing something that is not allowed. Be
consistent and committed to following through. Remember, it is also important
to teach your child acceptable behavior.
tests limits. Therefore, this technique will have to be repeated again and
again (and again and again!). Always praise your child, even for the briefest
cessation of the undesired activity (e.g., “Good Listening!”).
“No,” then physically remove your child from the situation. Use a touch or a
soft squeeze to inhibit your child from continuing.
your head from side to side to indicate “no” and/or move your finger from side
to side as you re-enact the undesired activity.
to the object your child is not supposed to be touching while saying/gesturing
a firm, strong voice tell your child “no” to inhibit him from continuing.