---Constant "no" - need help
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|Mon, 08-20-2007 - 12:29am|
My son just turned 4 years old. He developed very annoying habit of saying "no" to almost everything that must be done: brushing teeth, washing hands, eating, going to the shower, dressing up and so on. When it comes to all those tasks - it is always an ordeal. So we try to do it calm without any agrivation. And it usualy comes to: "If you don't wash your hands - there will be no trip to aquarium for you today (or whatever he is expecting that day)". Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't. I just don't know if it's a stage that he is going through or what? Me and my husband are just very very tired of it. In general he is a very nice and happy boy; and he realy cares if his mommy and daddy are happy. He likes a lot of things and activities. But if he doesn't want to do something - that's it.
Does anybody has an idea? Any advice will be appreciated.