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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. 1,852 People

    I have noticed a sizeable number of children

    behaving like spoilt little shitz! Although. That may say more about their parents than the children themselves..
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 6

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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 simply giving birth or taking custody of children, or even legally being considered the "parent" means that you suddenly know exactly how to care...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 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?" My parents' answer was always the same. "Because I SAID SO!" Nowadays, even that doesn't hold water. At least it doesn't when parents don't...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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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 no one gets what they want all the time and that they are no exception to this rule.  When my toddler attempts to throw a fit...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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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 create brats that the rest of the world has to endure.  I don't want to hear your kid having a tantrum in Target, or in a...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    And sedate the kid or be permitted to leave the

    kid secured in a sound proofed place.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Feb 25

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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.that's not the problem in this case.its not about blaming someone its about realizing and opening your eyes to what is really...
    write4voice write4voice 13-15, F Jan 14, 2013

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    I was at the store today

    and I watched 2 screaming girls whine and beg and put on such a spoiled tantrum until their dad bought them almost everything they wanted. All I kept thinking was please take these kids outside and whup their little bottoms. I really don't think us kids want our parents to be...
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 5

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    Most Everytime I Go Out

    Most every time I go out to the store I hear someone's kid screaming. Some kids cry because they are tired or hungry. Other throw fits because they are spoiled. I am a parent and actively raised my kids. I know the difference between tired, hungry and spoiled "I want it...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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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 just laugh.  It's completely ridiculous that anyone would tolerate such a thing.  News flash to my generation: ...
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I know this girl (7 years old)

    who physically cuts the Inside of her throat somehow (I don't know how but she does) and coughed up blood when her parents say no for any reason. They said they couldn't take her to ballet practice cause both parents had to work and she coughed up blood so bad that both of them...
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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 no every once in awhile, kids wouldn't act as frickin ridiculous as they do. It's not a crime to tell your kids no and have...
    mjme26 mjme26 18-21, F Oct 19, 2012

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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, i said i wasnt implying you (as far as being in a better position). well actually i said implicating, but i used...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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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 problems facing the Kruger Park, is that there are so many young male elephants, that have grown up without parents,and they have no idea how to...
    jemmy60 jemmy60 66-70, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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 their kids so wonderful, but then there are kids who are so spoiled and mean. . . My boss told me how when one of the...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    Oh Yes

    I really do think that more parents need to tell their kids no. I was told no almost all the freakin' time, was it upsetting? Yes, you bet it was, but believe me when I say this, if I had done half the things I see kids/teenagers doing these days, my parents would of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2013

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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, a fine. If they don't want to stand in the corner the price is a quarter. On the other hand, I am also teaching...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 4, 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. It didn't matter if one kid was hurting another, they weren't allowed to say no.... I think there is a line to draw in discipline...
    MadisonAgain MadisonAgain 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    No is a fact of life.

    They'll hear it as an adult and it'll be less traumatic for them if they know what No means.
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    Tell our kids no! Way more needs to be done

    then that. We are becoming a society that is raising a bunch of criminals. Every bad behaviour that a child has these days can be diagnosed as a syndrome or disorder. Children need to be fearful of consequences, but thanks to our government taking the control away from...
    kidRosie kidRosie 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    We have a ten year old daughter

    and she is hearing no quite often. I think even more important is that kids understand that no means no and there will be no further discussion but that they have to listen the first time.
    lovingrain lovingrain 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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 want. Whether it be a chocolate bar they see at the cash desk or a comforter set that they just "need or [they] will die!", most...
    tr3ats tr3ats 22-25 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    I believe you should be a parent not a friend.

    You can still be there for your children without hanging out with them and their friends. They think of you as an equal than what authority do you have. Teenager don't respect each other. It's our job as parents to set guidelines so they can grow up to be the best they can be
    kreativebelle kreativebelle 31-35, F 12 Responses May 18

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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 themselves.
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M Jan 9

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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 celebrated my 41 birthday, what did my son get me a wonderful card stating that i am the best mom and he knows that i put...
    slh84403 slh84403 41-45, F May 27, 2013

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    I can't stand how kids

    now a days are just so snobby and they act more like adults than kids. :/ I just don't get why they are so concerned with weight, brands, and looks! Like be kids please! We have enough snobby adults in this world as it is.
    Jayakay23 Jayakay23 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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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. Kids love to be little helpers.  The younger you start them out the better. Cleaning day is Saturday morning...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 17 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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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 that attend social events only to forget that they brought their kids. Parents - you are responsible for you kids like it or not. When my...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 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 the first birthday and christening of the second grand daughter. In a way it has been an eye opening experiance,first to see...
    jemmy60 jemmy60 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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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 school instead of getting failing grades over people who won't even care about 10-15 years from now. Stop wasting time, energy...
    Toohottohandle1 Toohottohandle1 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Yep.. I bought a box of pooptarts

    and came down to find my brother eating the last one.. Now I wouldn't have minded but the fact that he didn't ask, he burnt it and then he threw it in the bin just makes me wanna scream in his face... When I came down I said those are my pop tarts and he runs away mum calls him...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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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. Afterwards we went to Mcdonalds for lunch. The whole of the time at the play centre her daughter was throwing tantrums...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 57 Responses Oct 7, 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 supposed to. It is not hurting your child to keep them within reasonable boundaries and safety. No should be a household word...
    knowledgeworthhaving knowledgeworthhaving 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    As in my husband - kids would eat muffins

    and doughnuts for breakfast every day 'because that's what they wanted'. Meanwhile I become the mean parent who insist on something like oatmeal, fruit and some protein.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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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 expectations (They need something to live up to so they can be genuinely proud of themselves.) Having a structured environment...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    I hate it when I see whiney little brats in the

    store crying because they didn't get the newest cod or the next gta! Like WTF? You. Shouldn't have it from all the **** in it!
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    Stop lying to ur kids about Santa clause

    and the Easter bunny. Making them view life as roses and daisies and when they're hit with the real world they become depressed. See my kids? I will tell them what they need to hear not what we as a society must tell them to keep them happy. Truth hurts my kids will learn how...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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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 her to say "please" and "thank you" and to share. To make her do something constructive and imaginative after...
    cutefactory cutefactory 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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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 fighting and acting up, and I'd had ENOUGH! I half-growled and half yelled: Nooooooo! I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE FROM EITHER OF YOU...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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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, if I began throwing a fit over something stupid, my mother would say "If you don't stop crying, I'll give you something...
    EmoSpazAttacks EmoSpazAttacks 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 19, 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=training+children&p=par http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011811?q=training+children&p=par http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2008564#h=0:0-28:182
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F Jun 25, 2013

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    I think people who have kids and swear in front of them or let them do whatever they want or spoil them and other stuff shouldn't be parents cause if u have a kid u should teach...
    Rebekah3 Rebekah3 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 13

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    Ok like my parents I was borned in hiroshima.
    Chinrussian Chinrussian 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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