Can you say "NO" to a child?

@WiseGhots (15017)
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?
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@marguicha (118371)
• Chile
16 May
I ca. That´s why, Sofía (and before her Carolina) my granddaughters thought that I was mean when they were very small. Now they are both past that stage and we are good buddies.
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
You did the right thing.
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@marguicha (118371)
• Chile
16 May
@WiseGhots They are lovely and they mind me.
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
@marguicha You have the power! GAME ON!
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• Agra, India
16 May
I say NO to my son whenever I feel I should not give in. It ks not at all hard for me to do so
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
Keep doing this. He must to know his limits.
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• Agra, India
16 May
@WiseGhots yes...and that is why I have learned to say No
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
@amitkokiladitya It makes sense, haha!
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@Jerene (104)
• Tanzania
16 May
Because you feel like they might hate you for it i guess. Plus if he/she is adorable to you, it makes it harder
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
This makes sense, but it's wrong.
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@Jerene (104)
• Tanzania
16 May
I know! It is difficult to say no. Alittle bit of spoiling can’t be too bad anyway
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
@Jerene Yeah.
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@rakski (28119)
• Philippines
16 May
It is hard but parents should be able to say no to their kids.
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
Yes. They must learn how to do this as soon as possible!
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@rakski (28119)
• Philippines
16 May
@WiseGhots I agree
@UncleJoe (13870)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 May
Never had a problem saying no to my kids or grandkids. They knew my word was final and knew better than to push the issue.
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
You're totally right, uncle Joe!
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@sharon6345 (175380)
• United States
16 May
I say no just as easy as I say yes. I know better and they must know that.
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@WiseGhots (15017)
16 May
Very nice!
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• United States
18 May
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.
@pumpkinjam (6267)
• United Kingdom
16 May
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.
@LestatPen (2563)
• United States
16 May
Yes I can say no. And I will take their candy and eat it if they act like brats!
@wolfgirl569 (15730)
• Marion, Ohio
16 May
I can say NO very easily to anyone.
@JohnRoberts (81796)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
I am expert at saying No to anyone.
@Deepizzaguy (18279)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 May
My guess is that none of us want to hurt their feelings as children.