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To Ask Parents Nicely to Say No to Their Children

(64 Posts)
Chockyeggpants Tue 09-Apr-13 16:26:39

And mean it and enforce it?
Many thanks.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 09-Apr-13 20:36:37

MN is supposed to be a place for parents to support each other, not give each other a bollocking constantly.

HoneyDragon Tue 09-Apr-13 20:39:32

Yes but positive parenting still means refusing or denying your children things smile

I have no issue with how anyone chooses to parent as long as they are actually parenting.

Not wanting to deal with your children and allowing them to behave in a way that affects all others negatively is doing them a disservice.

HoneyDragon Tue 09-Apr-13 20:40:21

I'm scared of my smallest child. She turns blue when my backs turned.

kinkyfuckery Tue 09-Apr-13 20:41:35

How would parents saying no stop their children from putting your child's stuff down the drain today?
Did they ask their parents if they could and got their approval?

MsBella Tue 09-Apr-13 20:42:20

Of course there are things you need to 'deny' them but it doesn't mean saying 'no' all the time
For example there is offering alternatives

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 09-Apr-13 20:43:12

It is a bit like the Daily Mail has taken over MN.

Just waiting for someone to mention bringing back the birch

HoneyDragon Tue 09-Apr-13 20:44:58


Don't make this more confusing. It took me till now to get the gist of what the op was about. <<cries>>

usualsuspect Tue 09-Apr-13 20:48:53

MN is full of people judging other people's parenting. By parents for parents? Not bloody likely on here.

HoneyDragon Tue 09-Apr-13 20:52:39

I find it helpful though. You see the best and worst aspects and some of the pitfalls.

Better than

Your bubba, your tools, Hun wink

HoneyDragon Tue 09-Apr-13 20:53:10

Rools! grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 09-Apr-13 20:53:27

It will basically make anyone who is struggling with parenting feel shit

haveapear Tue 09-Apr-13 20:56:54

I grew up with a no which could sometimes be changed to yes by whining, I whined a lot blush .

So in our house no means no unless its yes.

<not very helpful>

nenevomito Tue 09-Apr-13 20:56:55

I say no to my children all the time. Life is full of disappointments, so I like to get them trained in that early.

BumpingFuglies Tue 09-Apr-13 21:31:10

Could we bring back the birch? I'm sure that would help enormously.

Really Chocky what a completely pointless thread. Especially since it's a thread about various threads.

MsBella you make some interesting points. Unlike the OP.

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