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20 Positive Things To Say To Encourage Your Child

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You Can Say No.
A lot of what we tell our kids is non-negotiable. They have to wear their seatbelts, and they have to hold our hands when walking through the parking lot. But kids should always have a choice when it comes to certain things, such as hugging or kissing relatives, or if they want us to touch them to provide comfort when they're upset.

As they get older, and they start feeling the pressures of their friends, it's important we as parents let them know they can say no if they really don't want to do something. Hey, they even have the right to say no to us, but as we stated, some things are non-negotiable anyway!