When Your Child Says No (5-20-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           It’s OK for children to say no because when they do they are learning to think for themselves.  But, they still must do what they are told to do.

Practice:         Pay attention to how you feel when a child says no or refuses to do something today.  Think what you want to do in each situation and do it.

For example, calmly but firmly insist the child do what is expected, but don’t punish the child for saying no just let him know he must do as he is told.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at What it means when children say “No!”

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