What is it about kids and the words no, don’t and stop? When my boys were little, these words just invited opposition.
Unfortunately, kids don’t come with an instruction manual — imagine how great that would be! As parents, we make mistakes all the time, and that’s OK. One of the hardest things to learn as a parent is how to talk to kids. It’s easy to say something that gives them the wrong message or idea — you may not even realize it.
No matter what you say to a child, it’s important to think before you speak. Understand that youngsters are naturally curious and active. We should speak to them candidly, being intentional with our words and giving clear instructions to our children.