How to say "no" to children. 7 basic rules
1. "DO NOT" means inadmissible and life-threatening things.
2. Whenever possible, replace the word "DO NOT" with "DANGEROUS".
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3. There should not be many "DO NOT", otherwise it will be devalued and the child will stop hearing it.
4. "DO NOT" implies specific consequences if the child violates the prohibition.
5. Along with "DO NOT", what is allowed and when. Offer an alternative: "This is not allowed, but this is allowed".
6. If the situation permits, replace CANNOT with an explanation. For example: "Give me your hand, we will cross the road together. It is dangerous for a child to cross the road alone."
7. DO NOT means DO NOT.
Prohibitions in education are necessary and important, but they should not be the main tool of education. Prohibitions have an auxiliary function.
P.S. What did your parents forbid you that you think should not have been forbidden (it caused you strong resentment or protest)?