Written by Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
A few years ago, it was very popular for mom bloggers to write about being the “yes mom.” There were blog posts, Facebook status updates, and Instagram photos capturing those yes mom moments.
I know because I wrote and snapped many of them myself.
Maybe it’s still a thing; I don’t know. In case it isn’t, the gist of it was don’t tell your kids no when you could just as easily say yes.
Yes, we can have ice cream before dinner tonight. Yes, you can jump in the mud puddle. Yes, we can play a board game.
It was a fabulous concept – one whose implementation resulted in some amazing memories with my kids.
However, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to say no, too. [Read more…]