Do You Use This Word Very Often With Your Child? Here’s Why You Probably Should Not
When my little one started learning her first words- she rattled off "mom", "dad", "cow" and "apple", much to our joy. And then I caught her saying this one word when she was playing with her soft toys beside me. I was shocked. None of us had taught her this word- then how did she learn it?
The little one was involuntarily saying the word 'no' while playing and I was puzzled how she learnt the word. It all comes from us. From the minute she started crawling, I would scream a 'nooo' to make sure she didn't reach for the dusty corners. When she started walking, I made sure I used the word 'no' right, so that she would not walk into a slippery area.
I can recollect a thousand other instances where I would have used the word 'no' to my child, but not once did it strike me that it would go so deep into my child's head- so much so that it became one of her first words.