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How to Say "NO" to Kids, nicely?
advice is especially timely in light of a new survey that finds 55 percent
of 12- and 13-year olds can get their parents to give in to nagging.
The survey, by the Center for a New American Dream, says children learn the nagging habit early in life and it's the result of parents putting children at the center of household attention.
Another finding of the survey is that children nag and whine for their parents to buy something because they feel peer pressure to have the latest products. More than 50 percent of the children in the survey said having these products makes them feel accepted by their peers, which makes them feel better about themselves.
Johnston Pawel, author of The Parent's Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family, says parents need to teach their kids to look at their internal qualities and skills to determine self-worth. Parents have to teach children how to respond to peer pressure and how to gain peer approval in acceptable ways, by being friendly to everyone, for example.
Pawel offers her 10 best replies to nagging children. When children nag, parents can:
· State a reason for refusal
Interesting isn’t it !!
Credit : medicalweb.com
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