When Your Child Says No (5-25-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           It’s OK  for children to say no as long as they end up doing what they are supposed to.

Practice:         If a child says no or refuses to do something you have told him to do today, insist that he do what he is told while telling him you are glad to see that he is thinking for himself.  Tell him it is your job to make sure he learns how to follow rules.

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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