Between work, household chores, soccer practices, and ballet recitals, life can be hectic. Oftentimes, it’s easiest to just quickly tell our kids “no” when they request something else from us.
What if, however, we should be slower to tell our kids “no?” Maybe there are things that we should consider saying “yes” to.
Why Parents Should Avoid Saying No Too Often
In the eyes of a lot of kids, parents are known to have a favorite word, “no.” “No,” is definitely something our kids need to understand and accept, especially these days. However, getting into a routine of saying “no” when our kids make requests, can sometimes morph into a default reaction that could have merited a different response, perhaps even a “yes.”
If we really give some thought to the things we’d like to say “yes” to, we can craft discussions that will prompt our children to ask us for the right things. Here’s just one example. “I hear the church is having a cookout Friday.” “Oh boy, can I go, Mom?” “Yes dear. I’ll even drive you there.”
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