Archive for October, 2010

Tell Me Thursday – October 7

Yesterday I posted a goofy picture of my cat Piper. In that picture you’ll see her in my Acer computer bag. Now my husband said, I knew computers had mice, but I never knew they had cats. How cute!

Just in case you missed it here is the picture of my goofy cat.

Wordless Wednesday – October 6

Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see what this picture was all about.

“No” is Hard to Say to your Children

Saying no to adults is hard to do, but saying that little tiny word to your child is even harder to do. Depending on what they want or need, it may be easy to say or it may be the most difficult thing. No matter what the reason is, it’s still hard to say it.

One thing you need to remember is the word no doesn’t hurt. Sometimes it’s a good thing. It will teach them a lesson if the reason you said no is because they waited until the last minute to ask to do something or if they did something wrong and then ask to do it after the fact.

If you have to say no to something because the finances aren’t there, that can be difficult. But you need to remember it won’t hurt them for you to say no. It will show them that money doesn’t grow on trees and it takes hard work to earn it. It will also show them that they need to work for money so they can have things they need or want. Depending on the age of your child they may or may not be able to get a job, but if they can this would be the perfect time to show them the value of a dollar.

Since no is never easy, you should consider explaining why you answered the question that way. Sometimes when children understand the reasoning behind your answer they won’t feel so bad about the situation. They may also be able to change things so they still get what they want through another avenue. For instance, if they want something and you can’t afford it, they might be willing to mow a yard or help clean out a garage to make the money needed to get what they want. Not only will this help them get what they want but it will teach them the value of a dollar and it will teach them responsibility.

Even though the word no is just a small two letter word, it’s very strong and powerful. It can teach you a lesson or it can hurt your feelings. When it comes to saying no to your children, remember it’s not all bad. It may even make them a better person because you said no. Make sure you explain why you had to say no and make sure they understand so it won’t happen again.

Corrie Petersen is a mom of two athletic boys and she runs a successful Virtual Assistant and Ghostwriting business. If you need help running your business so you can spend more time with your children, click here to visit her site to see what she has to offer.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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