How To Be Assertive While Disagreeing To Your Child's Wants?

How To Be Assertive While Disagreeing To Your Child's Wants?
3y+
Behaviour
Adaption

Be assertive when required! It helps your child understand his limits and to communicate disagreement respectfully. A NO can never change into a YES, no matter how your child behaves. Here are some useful suggestions:

1. Never raise your voice when saying NO. Use plain statements. For example:  “I am sorry, but I can’t say yes to this”

2. Provide rationale. For example: “I am asking you to wear your jacket because it is cold and windy outside”

3. Offer options that are acceptable to you. For example:  “If you don't like this jacket, you can wear a sweater or a blazer”

4. Stay Firm. For example: “If you refuse to pick an option, we are not going out”