As much as it pains you to say “no” to requests from your children, it is necessary. Especially in these situations:
1. Buying everything they ask for or replacing items damaged from their own neglect
No matter the value, avoid buying everything they want or replacing what they usually spoil. They need to learn the value of their belongings and hard work. They must learn to be more careful and appreciate the many sacrifices you make to be able to buy them things.
2. Going to activities that offer potential risks
Children can be extremely pushy when it comes to getting out and experiencing fun. When the activities they want to participate in are healthy fun, it is beneficial to let them go. They need to enjoy such activities to learn and grow. The problem is when they want to go to potentially dangerous or inappropriate places to seek entertainment. We must have the courage to say no and be ready to firmly resistant their impending pressure.
3. Not censoring movies and games
The ratings of movies and games should be carefully observed when deciding what to allow your little one to play with or see. Censorship exists to protect our little ones from violence, sexualization and other inappropriate content.
4. Asking to wear inappropriate clothing and accessories for their age
Inappropriate clothing is more an issue with girls than boys. They want want to wear sexy outfits, high heels and makeup at younger and younger ages. We need to preserve their innocence and purity for as long as we can.
5. Anything else you feel they should not do
If you feel like you should not do something for your child, even if it is innocent, follow your intuition and do not give it to them.