5 thoughts on “19 Ways Not to Say ‘No’ to Your Children

  • May 11, 2016 at 4:43 am

    great article – am going to share on our facebook page. x

  • May 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed and could relate to the ‘say yes’ blog as a mother to five and step-mom to two, with 4 of the seven being early teens. As a school social worker, I will share this idea with my teachers and parents. Thanks!

  • May 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I found this actually really uplifting. I often say no out of tiredness… but I’m trying to say no less.

  • May 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks so much, Renee, for going to the effort of compiling this extensive list of examples. I am a Drama teacher and would never say NO in an improvisation, but (guilty face) find myself slipping that word out at home. I often say to my students “treat life like an improvisation. Accept offers, make suggestions, avoid blocking other people. Watch how life flows more smoothly because the energy flow is maintained.”
    I will bring my work home with me from now on. Thanks, again.

  • June 11, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Why is there the assumption that saying “no” is something to be avoided. Sounds like the bs that creates our little safe space snowflakes, who are so prevalent now.


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