Defeating the "No"

defiant childThe Battle

I’m in day two in my fight against the ‘NO’.

My three year old daughter has taken it upon herself to yell and scream about everything any anything possible, with either ‘No’ or ‘I don’t want to’ at the top of her lungs.  Her latest endeavor is refusing to eat the same type of pizza she enjoyed last week.

That was last night.  This afternoon at lunch that same piece of pizza lay, fresh from the microwave, and she is as defiant as ever.

Television off, all form of entertainment removed.  She sits in front of her pizza, whining at every chance.

Hopefully she will learn soon that this is a battle she will not win.

The Goal

What is the purpose behind this seemingly draconian, clearly ‘old school’ method?

There is no way in hell I am going to let her grow up thinking she can just whine, cry or complain her way out of a situation.  There are a great many things in this life that we have to do that we don’t like.  I see too many people today who just sit by, waiting for someone to fix their problem, giving them what they want because what they have is not good enough.

That sh** won’t fly.

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