Do you feel like you constantly say 'no' to your preschooler?
"No, you have to finish your dinner. I know you'll be hungry later if you don't."
Sometimes it's not even your fault:
"No, you can't play outside because it's raining."
Bummer. How negative. And don't you always feel like the bad guy? Then find a way to turn each 'no' into a 'yes'!
- We have to go to school, but you can absolutely take that toy in the car
- I'm happy to let you play for three more minutes before you sit down to eat!
- Well, it's raining outside, but you can play in the garage with the door open
Here's my challenge to you: Find a way to say 'yes' to your child every day. Your child will feel empowered and so will you.
How did you say 'yes' to your child today?