Toddler Communication: Why Do Toddlers Say “NO!” So Much?

Although the "no" stage of your child’s development is often frustrating, it is also an important milestone for children and often a way for them to celebrate their newly found independence. Learn more about the “NO!”

When a young child starts using “NO!” frequently, it’s a great sign that they are testing out their new  verbal skills and feelings of independence. They are also searching for a sense of control and autonomy. Learn more about parenting strategies during this stage of development from Rachel Robertson, Bright Horizons education and development vice president.



Written by: Leaders in Early Childhood Education for 30 Years

November 4, 2021