'No' Jenna + 2! 34 kids; Australia 4425 posts
8th Jan '13

My twins have just really took off with their speech they are 19 months corrected and understand everything I say. They can say most single words and are just starting to put two words together..
At the moment we are going through a stage where if I ask them anything or tell them to do anything they say 'no'.. What is the best way to let them know that it's rude to say no all the time especially when they sort of yell it at you?
I've been making them say 'no thank you' and they say 'no ta' but I'm not sure how to get them from saying it all the time?
We have just started time outs for really naughty behaviour after they have already had a warning and its helping lots with things like pushing and snatching toys!

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
8th Jan '13

sounds normal at that age and theres not much you can do besides get down to their level and just remind them to say it nicely, and say no thank you

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6951 posts
8th Jan '13