oh, two year olds!
charming, gorgeous, energetic, inquisitive, determined
they are so much fun and so challenging at the same time.
jessica has taken to saying 'nah' nearly every time she is asked a question lately. (before 'nah' came 'nut'
and before that 'no'). whenever her grandparents asked a question or suggested something they were met with a flat 'nah'. over and over again. we were lucky that she did remain quite co-operative even if her response was negative.
it got me thinking. have i been saying no too much lately? maybe i have. so i decided i would try to stop saying no (and 'don't do that'). instead i use the words 'you may...' and give an alternative action to take or suggestion of appropiate behaviour. it seems to work.