8. Always answers “no”
A nice and quiet child suddenly starts refusing everything their parents offer them. They argue even when it comes to things they like.
As a rule, the “no” period indicates that a child has started to realize that they can assert themselves. It usually occurs when a child is 2.5 to 3 years old. They finally understand that they’re individuals and not part of their parents, and try to carve out their place in the family.
What to do:
Be patient and don’t try to suppress your child’s rebellious spirit. Let them make decisions and let them be more independent: it’s fine if your child decides what to wear to go to kindergarten. This way, your child will trust you more and become more confident.