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The two letter word called "NO" looks so simple and easy to understand, but yet very difficult to execute. What do you think this article is refering to, about saying NO? Is it a "NO" to your partner, to your parents or to your friends? Well according to me, this is the most precious "NO" every parents should preserve and use appropriately for their children. The "NO" which shapes your child's development in both, positive as well as negative way. Lets have a closer look.
Negative: Just rewind your life and go back to your school days. What were you doing in the evening hours after school? Were you not out with your group of friends for outdoor games? Now see your child, aren't they busy with a mechanical lifestyle?Do you think only today's competitive world have made them so robotic to keep them glued to mobiles, video games, TV and other electronic gazettes? Think twice, they might have asked you to take them out to the park or for an evening walk. Did you say "NO" we can't because Mamma is busy or Papa has not reached home or I am tired. Your No is forcing them to adjust to a lifestyle which is not really ideal for them.
Now, from a different perspective let's consider saying "NO" for their well being. Did they ask for a mobile phone or a bike at a very young age? Did you say "NO" at the right time? They might have joined social networking sites. Is it really necessary for a school student to be active on these sites? Did you say "NO" to a smart phone or an internet connection? They have asked you to switch on the TV during meal times, did you say "NO" and instead helped them adapt to a healthy way of eating food?
As parents, we all want our children to be updated with time. But why these wrong lifestyle for them at a wrong age? We can instead choose to say no at the right time. A no which is actually life saving.
Ellaborating the above two examples:
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