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9 Tips How to Say “No” To Your Child

It is really difficult to make your child discipline. Sometimes it becomes so heartbreaking. It is obvious that you as a parent want to see a sunny smile on the face of your child. No one wants to see a sad face with tears on their child’s face. If you say directly ‘no’, then it can really harm long-term to your child’s life.

So if you want to make your child happy then you have done it in the right way to get long-term relief. There are some effective tips that can help you on saying ‘no’.

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Once is enough

Whenever you are saying ‘no’ for the first time you voice should be firm. So there is no other option to think it twice. Your facial expression should be serious. You should communicate with your child and clear them the reasons of not getting the stuffs that they want. If the first time ‘no’ does not work properly then you should think about different approach.

But if you say ‘yes’ then it will become the major mistake that you will do. Like this your child will learn the exact way to force you to say ‘yes’.

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Explain

Sometimes it is not actually enough to say ‘no’. If you did not give the explanation of why you are saying ‘no’ then your children is not able to understand the situation and the exact reason behind saying ‘no’. You should give a valid reason that your child can easily understand.

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Do Not Shout

Research says that yelling at your child, giving punishment can cause some behavior problems as well as emotional development issues. Yelling can also cause self-esteem and depression issues. So you should communicate with your child in a very calm and also in a friendly manner.

Respect Their Privacy

The important matter that most of parents forget to remember, that it is not at all acceptable by your child if you embarrass them continuously in front of others. So be careful about it.

About Yezdan ASIL

Child Development Specialist. I finished a university child development specialization department. I teach at a private school.

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