Thursday, November 23, 2006

Your 15 Month Old, Week 3

Being little is tough, especially when someone bigger than you dictates what you'll wear, and when you'll take a bath, go to bed, and eat meals. Think of it that way and you'll have some insight into how your toddler feels right now. If you can empathize with even a bit of the frustration he may feel, it should come as no surprise to you that "no" may be his favorite word right now (late talkers will make the same point without words — usually by throwing a tantrum). Since my son is kind of a late talker, he mostly talks jibberish, he does throw lots of tantrums...he says NO, though!
If all that negativity is getting to you, just remember that it's the only way your 15-month-old has to assert himself. To cut down on the number of no's you hear, try to limit your own use of the word — toddlers are great mimics, after all. If you start throwing the word "no" around a little less yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised by the results. I use this word A LOT! I think I should heed this advice!

2 comments, add yours here:

Mike said...

Young ones do mimic our "language". I try to enjoy them while they are little though.

Tisha said...

He's a holy terror, but I woudln't trade him for all the money in the world! : )
He's just too cute.