Monday’s Parenting Thought
- I get angry.
- I think, “He should have more respect for me.”
- I think, “Saying “no” to an adult is not acceptable.”
- I am afraid of what’s coming next.
- I think, “I better give in, so there won’t be a tantrum.”
Neither angry nor “giving in” reactions are best for kiddos. For better responses, see Four Things to Do When Your Child Says “No”
When children say “no,” you can be glad they are thinking for themselves and still stand your ground and require that they do what you expect.