4 Important Reasons Your Child Should Hear “NO” From You

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As parents sometimes we feel bad when we say NO to our kids. But we know that it is for their own good and they will thanks us someday for saying no to them sometimes. But let’s face it kids ask for so much — and it’s tempting to give in to keep the peace. But a good parent has to be the bad guy sometimes. One of the toughest things for me as a parent is having to endure the wrath of my children when they don’t get what they want. There are better ways to deny, deter, or discipline your child than always saying “no.”

Recently I found a really nice explanation why it’s important to say NO to our kids, Author Brittany of Equipping Godly Women did a really nice work in explaining it in a short but meaningful way.

Here are the 4 important reasons why your child should hear NO from you sometimes…

1. It Prepares Them for the Real World.
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Image source: Flickr – alex yosifov

Whether my son is in Kindergarten, college, or at his first job, when his teacher or boss tells him to do or not do something, he needs to listen. No arguing. No bartering. No asking “why?” There is a time to learn, but there is also a time for obedience. And personally, I’d rather he learn to deal with “no” now, rather than to learn the hard way later.