Have your kids ever made a request for something and you immediately responded with a “NO?”
Then, when asked “why” you really couldn’t articulate “why.” What are you suppose to do in these situations? We discuss it in today’s One Minute Parenting Video.
Believe it or not, this may be the perfect time for “Because I said so.” In fact, that is the time to stick to your “NO” and tell your child you’ll have to get back to her later for the answer.
There may be a legitimate reason for saying “NO” that your spirit understands, but your head can’t yet articulate. Give yourself time to think, or even pray for the reason “why.”
But, whether you can articulate it or not, your child needs to honor the “NO” you’ve already given her.
Even God withholds the reasons for His commands until we’re in a position to understand the answer–if we ever do. It’s the same with our kids.
The answer our parents used to give us in these situations is still legitimate today.
Conversation Starter: What are some examples in your home where you’ve used “Because I said so” and it has worked for you?