Parenting & Motherhood

Saying Goodbye to the “No” Monster

By on June 6, 2017
Will it harm my children in any way? Is there a reason my child should not have x object or privilege (i.e. consequence from punishment). Is what they are asking for going to require money that we either can’t or shouldn’t spend? Is no what I really mean? Or is there another phrase that more appropriately responds to my children’s question? Is my child behaving in a morally apprehensible way in which a firm no and consequence are needed?

As the mother of two very active toddlers, life is never dull here in the Huck household. Someone is always getting into something they’re not supposed to be into and oftentimes I feel like I’m perpetually preventing a crisis. So pretty quickly I find myself getting into the rhythm of “No.” “No! You can’t play […]

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