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I Think More Parents Need to Tell Their Kids No

It may not be easy to say no but being a parent means that you are not their friend. 1,507 People

    Just Say No - I get angry listening to some kid screaming at a restuarnt because his/her psrents wont get them what they want, Tell the kids no and if they persist have them sit in...
    leftiesroc leftiesroc 18-21, M Jul 3, 2011

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    Yeah, Really. . . - I work at a daycare, so I see the product of spoiling all the time. There are a few sweethearts, and I would love to ask their parents what they did to make...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    Just Don't Follow My Example - Today my throat hurts. I croak. My own hubby couldn't tell it was me on the phone! Why? Because yesterday I went EXORCIST on my kids! They were...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Causing A Scene In Public - I work part time in retail and I cannot begin to explain the amount of times that I have seen a child throw a HUGE tantrum due to not getting what they...
    tr3ats tr3ats 22-25 Aug 30, 2013

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    Most Parents Dont Have The Time Today - I feel that in todays time,most parents have so little spare time to really train their children,I read somewhere that one of the big...
    jemmy60 jemmy60 66-70, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    The Keys to a Happy Childhood - Having reasonable limits. Be consistent.  Don't be afraid of the word "NO" its a great word. Having reasonably high...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    It's a Way of Life - Saying no will not make your children hate you. It will give them boundaries. I was told no and was spanked *gasp* when I knowingly did something I wasn't...
    knowledgeworthhaving knowledgeworthhaving 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    It's not going to kill your kids to tell them no. Things should be EARNED, not always given.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I Have A Very Simple Mantra - They'll get over it. They don't need everything they want and it's only going to get worse the more you give in to them. We parents are here to...
    MissVida MissVida 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Maybe I m too old school but I m still amazed by these kids talking about relationship. I mean really ??😧😧😧😧😧😩😩😩😳😳😳😫😫😫😫 Focus on...
    Toohottohandle1 Toohottohandle1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Here We Go -  i wrote this as a reply in a private message (no i wont tell you what the other message said....thats rude). but i thought my reply fit best here:   well...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Its Not Too Late to Start... - Although the older the child the more resistance you may run into.  I think the easist method is to train your children from birth that...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Rule #1 Just Say No! - I am 9 years older than my younger brother who is now a junior high student and living with my mom. When I was a small kid I can remember the feeling of what...
    BraydonsMom07 BraydonsMom07 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    July 4th Parties - Drunk 10 Year Old! - ATTENTION PARENTS: YOU NEED TO SUPERVISE YOUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!  I have a major problem with parents...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    If parents are going to be good at telling their kids no, it would be good to start by telling themselves no. Why parents are so bad at it is because they don't start with...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    It's Disgusting - I see it all the time first hand, with the children I babysit. If they want something, they pitch a fit until their parent gives in to them. When I was a child...
    EmoSpazAttacks EmoSpazAttacks 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Obviously - I think this is the understatement of this year, half the reasons why i dont want kids are because of parents out in the world today i miss the older generation where...
    trevillo trevillo 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    No You Can't - Some children are just so spoilt they don't appreciate anything and always want more and more possessions and money. Then they grow up and become even more selfish.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    What Damage We Have Caused. - When I was a child, it was normal to hear the word NO!  That was back before the ages of psychologists and supposed child development specialists...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 4 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    The Kid Who Isn't Told No... - ... later becomes the a--hole blasting his stereo in the apartment next to you or the obnoxuous yuppie whose inane chatter can be heard clean across...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 7 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Ugh - I work with children and you can tell the ones who are told the word NO verse the ones who have heard it. major difference , it kills me how when you tel parents your child...
    Tawny26 Tawny26 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Ashton. - I was 18 when I had my son Ashton. He was such a wonderful baby to begin with, very mild manner. But as all babies do, he got rowdy and loud. I learned however, that...
    OGWilliams OGWilliams 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Single Parent - I sit here relaxing tonight. I am determined to live my life out there. For the last 20 years i have had the best job in the world being a single mom. I just...
    slh84403 slh84403 41-45, F May 27, 2013

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    Exactly the Opposite - The more free the kids grow - the better they will develop further in life. Look at Japan. They know that VERY WELL.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 11 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    One For Mummies - Being a guy and in the UK - might be different in the States but I doubt it - I find that Mothers are responsible for an awful lot of divorces. I don't in anyway...
    Aarbie Aarbie 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    The Parental Skills Test: What Would You Do With/to This Child? - Now what would you do with a boy like this? There is a boy who is 16 years old, turning 17 very soon. He is in...
    Jan 23, 2013

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    Stop Being a Pushover! - When you decide on something, that is the final decision.  You are the parent.  Unfortunately, so many parents don't get this.  Then they...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Little Helpers - I dont know what other parents do when it comes to household chores; I have never poled my friends.  But I thought I would throw this out there...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 17 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Ahh. The Lovely Word No! - So I'm a big sis. I have two little sisters, Emmie(10 and Sophie(7 almost 8). Emmie has learned to be independent, Sophie, well she's a problem. She's...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F Jun 3, 2012

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    I'm the Most Terrible Mommy Ever! -   Because I have the nerve to not buy my kid candy at the checkout counter. To make her wait for special occasions for gifts. To teach...
    cutefactory cutefactory 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Not Just No, Hell No! - There's nothing that bothers more than some bratty kid having a temper tantrum because they're not getting what they want. If parents would tell their kids...
    mjme26 mjme26 18-21, F Oct 19, 2012

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    You Get What You Teach - Everytime I see some poor idiot on one of those day time talk shows crying because their child is verbally/physically abusive and disrespectful to them, I...
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Reasonable Expectations? - Well here I am in New Zealand,visiting my new grandchildren.I was here almost 3 years ago, to see my first granddaughter,now here I am on the occasion of...
    jemmy60 jemmy60 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    Oh Yeah!!!! - The other day I went with my foster kids (age two and three) to a play centre with my friend and her "spirited" as she likes to say, two year old...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 57 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I'm Not a Mother - In fact I'm only 16, but parents really need to tell their kids no! It will just screw them up in the future. They will think they can get away with everything...
    musared musared 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Shopping Trips - I have 4 wonderful children. They are Justin(14),flin(10),Tom(6) and my girl who is (16) but won't be in this story. Justin is the worst when it comes to behavior...
    soccerelf88 soccerelf88 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    Love My Kids - I might be a parent that should tell her kids yes more. I expect a certain behavior from them and if they are out of line they stand in the corner or pay a fine. Yep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    "you Don't Have Kids So You Wouldn't Know" - Urgh. I hate it when people say this. Yes, I can appreciate that having kids does give you extra insight... But I don't believe that...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I'm Gonna Be a Bad Mother...... - I had a friend who worked at a daycare center a few years ago and, no matter what the child was doing, they were not allowed to tell the kids no...
    MadisonAgain MadisonAgain 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Ahh. The Lovely Word No! - So I'm a big sis. I have two little sisters, Emmie(10) and Sophie(7 almost 8). Emmie has learned to be independent, Sophie, well she's a problem. She's...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Ahh. The Lovely Word No! - So I'm a big sis. I have two little sisters, Emmie(10 and Sophie(7 almost 8). Emmie has learned to be independent, Sophie, well she's a problem. She's...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    Say, "because I Said So!" And Mean It,too - It's not so much that parents need to tell their kids no as much as they need to answer the certain-to-follow whined, "But, WHY NO-OT...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Shopping Trips - I have 4 wonderful children. They are Justin(14),flin(10),Tom(6) and my girl who is (16) but won't be in this story. Justin is the worst when it comes to behavior...
    soccerelf88 soccerelf88 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    Don'T Be Afraid To Say No In A Loving Way, And Mean It - http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006242?q=training+children&p=par http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102012121?q...
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F Jun 25, 2013

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    Parents Behind The Door - Tonight i find my self in a weird place it could be the silence in my house could be the negativity that's in the air heck i can even blame the weather...
    write4voice write4voice 13-15, F Jan 14, 2013

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    Disrespect - I made another post about being spanked as a child (something i support) and i don't think the problem is that parents don't tell their children no, its that they cave...
    Thefury Thefury 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    You Can't Have Everything You Want - I sometimes wished that parents were a bit more disciplined with children. I have seen children become really rude, bratty, & mean to people...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F Oct 23, 2010

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