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connect communit y pick your toddler bat tles how many times a day do you say ?no, no, no? to your toddler? too many to count right? there is another way! ?if you?re always saying, ?no, no, no,? your child will tune out the no and won?t understand your priorities,? says linda pearson, author of the discipline miracle . ?plus, you can?t possibly follow through on all of the nos.? decide what is most important and pick your battles. set limits and follow through with consequences that are age appropriate. once you know what is most important, you can focus on her good behavior and overlook that she wants to wear all red all the time because that is a phase that will pass. however, good habits and manners will last a lifetime.