Can you say "NO" to a child?
By Wise Ghost
May 15, 2019 7:15pm CST
Whenever I come across a scene where I see children "manipulating" their parents (and many of them are usually very creative in that, haha) I wonder: Why is it so difficult for a parent, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt or any other relative say no to them?
11 people like this
• United States
I'm not a parent but I have no problem telling anyone no. Kids need to be told no sometimes and when they throw fits it is best to just let them because giving in to them shows them that they can get what they want from you with a little bit of crying. It's a little thing called conditioning. Eventually they learn they can't get what they want by acting like a brat if you stick with it.
• United Kingdom
Yes, I can. I rarely need to but that's because I haven't raised my boys to be brats. The reason it is difficult is, in the majority of cases, people have made it difficult for themselves. I was in a library the other day. A child was running around, making an awful lot of noise. The parent did nothing. The child would have been about 2 years old. While I realise this is the type of thing 2 year olds do, I also think that it is the time they should be learning. The parent might not think the child understands but a 2 year old who is allowed to run riot will become a teenager who is uncontrollable and demanding.