Our Target: Let’s teach our kids how to handle hearing “No” in the right ways. Our children need to know that everyone hears “No” all the time. Our kids need to handle their words, actions, and emotions in ways that wont be hurtful or embarrassing to themselves or others.

Team Up! Try these simple tips to help your child want to talk.

Find your child when they are playing with a favorite toy. Ask if you can have it to play with forever without giving back. Your child will most likely say “No” to you. When they do, wave your hands in the air and fall to your knees pretending to cry, showing your own fake temper-tantrum. Now that you have their attention, talk through how we need to stop the tantrums and handle eharing someone tell us “No” in the right ways.