Change your no to yes, but make it a constructive yes.
Today we will chat about the how and why of “yes.”
In the eyes of a lot of kids anyway, parents seem to have a favorite word. No.
These days, “no” is definitely something our kids need to know, understand, and accept. But getting in the routine of saying “no” when our kids make requests can sometimes turn into default or knee-jerk reaction that with a bit more thought could have merited a different response like a yes.
If we really give some thought to the things we would like to say yes to, we can craft discussions that will prompt them to ask us for something we actually can say yes to.
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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