Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt
I've written before about the importance of saying 'yes' to our kids.
it can be so hard, right?! There are so many things we need to say no to, or moments when our children ask something at the most inconvenient time possible.
Recently at a class I attended I heard a speaker mention that she sometimes gives herself a yes quota to fulfill--a certain number of times to try and say yes to her child that day.
This got me thinking...how about making one day a week a 'yes' day?
For me, the trouble with saying yes is not that I don't want to be agreeable, but just that I get so caught up in what must be done, in my own projects, that I forget.
But by making one day each week a 'yes' day, suddenly saying yes is part of what must be done--it is the project.
I don't recommend telling your kids that now Mondays (or whenever) are yes days--that could lead to some odd and outrageous requests!
But by keeping it in our own minds, and trying to meet our kids on a positive note, we create an environment in which they want to comply with our requests as well.