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Say Yes to the No: Why it’s Important for Kids to be Able to Say No

Say Yes to the No: Why it’s Important for Kids to be Able to Say No

For many parents, the word “no” seems to be on a list of things their children aren’t allowed to say. Saying no to a parent or other authority figure might be labeled backtalk, disrespect, or defiance. But saying no is a powerful tool and a necessary life skill, and we should help our kids get really good at it.
Check Your Childism {Kids Belong Out in the World}

Check Your Childism {Kids Belong Out in the World}

Like racism, sexism, or ablism, childism is a prejudice against a marginalized group – in this case, children. It shows up in many ways, but one of the most prominent is our tendency to separate children from the rest of society.
“You Have to Share!” {The Problem With Forced Sharing}

“You Have to Share!” {The Problem With Forced Sharing}

For many parents, the word “no” seems to be on a list of things their children aren’t allowed to say. Saying no to a parent or other authority figure might be labeled backtalk, disrespect, or defiance. But saying no is a powerful tool and a necessary life skill, and we should help our kids get really good at it.