Kids ask for a lot of things. Sometimes it can feel like they are in a constant state of want and that can feel pretty stressful for parents.
Here's the thing: yearning is an emotion. We need not give our kids what object they are asking for in order to satisfy. Empathy often can be even more satisfying.
So next time your kid asks for something instead of a YES, NO, or NOT NOW, try empathy: "Wow! That does look amazing. I can totally see why you want that. Tell me what you like about it..."
No need to purchase anything, connect instead!
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