How to make your children happy! Part 2: Don't Say NO!

Let's think about this one for a moment...don't say know to your children! That sounds a bit dangerous, doesn't it! And doesn't that stand counter to my previous advise about praise?

Here's when not to say no:
When it inconveniences you.
When you could say yes but 'no' seems easier.
When you could offer an alternative - a positive choice.
When you might say yes later.

Here's why you shouldn't say no:
No implies danger and restriction.
No ends things.
There is no activity with 'no'.
No is an empty world with no possibilities.
If your child always hears no from you, they will expect a no when they encounter new stuations.
No teaches you nothing and denies experience and learning.

Save 'no' for danger.


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