I remember learning in a child development class that toddlers hear the word "no" hundreds of times a day. How sad. How true.
With 4 kids, I say "no" a lot. Too much. No to juice, No to fighting, No to another tv show, No to a snack...it goes on and on all day long.
If Im sick of saying it, imagine how they feel hearing it.
So tomorrow Ill try a little experiment. Im going to try avoid saying No. And not only will I try to stop saying the little word, but Ill also attempt to create a more accepting and relaxed house. One where sometimes the kids lead. Where chores are set aside because someone asked for a story or a game. Where we all brainstorm together, instead of me dictating the choices.
Im anticipating only good things...we'll see.