My one-year-old, like many others, is embarking on her new found independence and the world with her ability to walk. With this comes her eagerness to test me. I realize that she repeats the same testing behaviors over and over again because she is curious. I don't yell, and prefer not to say no or don't do that. However, when she is ready to do something that I am afraid will hurt her, I am eager to say no! Can anyone tell me some other way to react that will not scare her. It is such a normal gut reaction as a mama to go to say no when your child is doing something that may eventually lead to hurting themselves.