Development of autonomy during toddlerhood
What strikes one most about the toddler is that she has discovered the word ‘no’ arid seems to be using it as often as she can! Many suggestions and requests are met by a determined shake of the head. In fact, the toddler’s refusal to always go by the parent’s instruction, and instead do the contrary, may lead to interesting situations as happened between Deepak and his aunt.
Deepak would not eat the porridge his aunt prepared. She tried persuasion, beckoned him with a smile and looked, angry, but nothing worked. He continued