You have a screaming toddler pulling at your pant leg in a crowded supermarket aisle. You are flustered and upset, on the verge of tears and ready to explode. This is the moment when you realize that you actually cannot say a ‘no’ to your little one.
Why saying NO to your child is important to build personality
The propensity of the new age child to get what she wants is huge. Most kids today know how to push the right buttons to make the parents listen to them.
The fast-paced lifestyle leaves the parents guilty of spending little or no quality time on a daily basis with their children. This leaves them with no option but to ply the kids with material assets. This creates an environment that allows the child to call the shots and be a brat.
Parents need to draw a line. The magic word is no. The child has an innate capacity to push limits. The parent should remember that the situation could escalate into a full-fledged tantrum.
This is the beginning of a future where the child grows into an adult who does not have empathy and compassion. The adult will not know to accept failure. The personality is selfish and self-centred. It not only harms the child in the long run, but is also considered unsocial behaviour.
Why saying NO is important?
The antidote is so simple; accept that saying no to your child. The child should be able to face failure to adapt to all situations. Life is made of ups and downs and your child should be able to listen to a no and be okay with it. This will help build strength of character.
The adult that your child will be tomorrow will be balanced and able to handle everything that will cross her path. She will thank you for saying no to her today. A small hiccup in your life today will make hers smoother tomorrow.