Thursday, April 12, 2007

What's another word for no?


"The average toddler hears 'no!' or receives a stern look or swat about every 9 minutes of their waking day. Those particular adult reactions to toddler behavior sends the toddlers hind brain into action. The prefrontal lobes do not get enough practice. Those new neural connections aren't being used much.

"How can you say NO! without saying no?"

4 comments:

mollie greene said...

dr. sears has a great list of ways to redirect children to what they *can* or *should* do without overusing the word "no." :)

Yvette said...

Hi Molly, I'm honored that you shared my blog! But I made typo!!! Yikes! It should read that the "prefrontal lobes do NOT get enough practice". That's the most important word. Dear, dear, it proves I've been staying up too late at night READING!!! Also I missed an apostrophe for "toddler's hind brain"....
Yvette

Molly McGinn said...

Yvette, honey. It's a good thing I can't sepll iether.

That's why I sing.

Molly McGinn said...

Okay Yvette, I fixed it, and thanks so much for sending me the info on the correction!