Saying no to toddler
Lately, I feel like my husband and I are constantly telling my 26 month old son not to do stuff: don’t climb, don’t touch, don’t grab, don’t jump, don’t...! I am now worried that in our eagerness to keep him safe, we are making him anxious about learning things with our unending no’s. I try most of the times to tell him consequences of doing stuff, but at his age he needs lots of reinforcement, and I am concerned whether we are stifling his sense of exploration. How do you keep toddlers safe and yet encourage them to explore and learn?