12 Perfect Times to Say “Yes” to Your Kids

"No."
"Stop that."
"Don't even think about it."

In a world of overscheduled calendars, school pressures and the harrowing nightly news, there are so many reasons to say "no" to my kids. The list of experiences and behaviors I'd like to avoid is always growing, and I recently found myself using the word so often that I got sick of hearing myself say it.

I thought, "There has to be a better way." And, there is.

"Yes."
"What a brilliant idea!"
"I would like that."

I have discovered the amazingly freeing experience of actually saying "yes." This simple word gives children the freedom to choose and feel pride, and it opens the door to so many positive experiences. So, let's release the reins a bit when the situation allows. Let's put the fun back into parenting.

About the Author

Teia Collier writes on the subjects of parenting, kids and being a working mom for ACTIVEkids. She is a mother of three, educator, social journalist and advocate for women’s and children’s issues. She is also on a mission to explore and experience the best that life has to offer. Follow Teia’s adventures at Dallas Single Mom.
Teia Collier writes on the subjects of parenting, kids and being a working mom for ACTIVEkids. She is a mother of three, educator, social journalist and advocate for women’s and children’s issues. She is also on a mission to explore and experience the best that life has to offer. Follow Teia’s adventures at Dallas Single Mom.

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