The classic art of teaching No to children
Finding it difficult to refuse something to a child? Get useful tips via this interesting forum discussion.
Yesterday I went to the supermarket. While waiting to pay the bill I saw a child about 5 years old creating a scene. It was obvious that the child was crying for something which his parents were not ready to buy for him.
I am surprised to see scenes like this in many places. In toy shops , stationery stores , ice-cream parlors and sometimes even in bus-stops. I wonder what went wrong with our society. Why do children make a big fuss when we refuse to buy something for them or when we do not accept their request? It will be better if teach them the meaning of the word NO at a very early age. Every parent is doing their best to provide their children with all things they need. But children do not understand this. They demand more than what they need. If we start giving them all that they want just to satisfy them then we are only spoiling the child. The child should be able to understand that his parents are doing their best for him. We should teach children to buy only things which are needed and not get into the habit of buying things unnecessarily. Once in a while children can be allowed to have whatever they want like asking something as a gift for their birthday or on other special occasions. But whatever it may be we have to teach the children the value of money so that they do not waste it.
So let us start it by teaching the children to accept the word NO from an early age.