Learning to say no when you should is an important thing to learn – for both
kids and adults.
Does this mean we should let kids do anything they want when they say “no”? Absolutely not.
- You can allow the no-saying, but not the no-doing.
- You can tell them, they can complain, but they still have to do what they are told.
- If tantrums are part of their no-saying, you can tell them you won’t let them hurt people or things while they are mad and frustrated.
- You can use your friendly muscles to hold them or move them in order to protect them and insist they do things like get out of a car or go in or out of a store.