I have a four year old daughter with great language skills and excellent positional non-flexible negotiating skills.

She has this ability to stake out her position on something, like “I want a popsicle”. She tells me that I she wants a popsicle. I tell her no, or later, or something other than yes and her immediate response is “No Way!” It is sorta cute and I often tell my wife that our daughter must have learned it from her.

Then I noticed that our darling daughter will ask me something and I say no, then she says pretty please and my answer is still no. I suppose that may be fueling her No Way response.

I am positive her negotiating skills will improve with time, but it still is pretty cute to hear her emphatic “No Way” from time to time.