The 30 Imperatives of Parenting #3

#3 – The Walls- The Power of No

When we train our children that our “no” means “no” everytime, no exeption,  we place boundaries around them.  It gives them a sense of security that there is a constant.  If we are not consistent with no or they are able to negotiate their way out of “no”. If this is the case this ultimately can cause a sense of frustration in our children.  Think about how many times at various sports games how frustrating it is when the referee or official is inconsistent in their calls.  Then the rules of the game don’t really matter.  It is the same in our homes.

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