“Mummy! Please, may I have a lollipop?” I looked down into a pair of eyes filled with longing and hope. “Sure! Yes!” I said. And let him pick his favorite flavor. The cost of the lollipop: Rs.5.00 My son’s happiness: priceless. That was fifteen years ago. But I still follow the Yes Mom principle, because I know the positive impact saying yes can have on a child, and I see the result of that today in my now 20-year-old son. Last month, I participated in the #YesMom campaign by Activkids Immuno Boosters , where I shared a video describing how a Mom’s No impacts her kids. Here’s the video—take a look. The thing is, a Mom’s NO can have a much bigger impact on her child than she ever imagined—and the consequences can be unexpectedly far-reaching—as you can see in the video. From the Mom’s viewpoint, she is protecting her child. But for the child, it can be losing out on the joys of childhood. Why? Fear. Naturally, saying no is a heart-breaking experience—nevertheless she says it because she thinks that’s what is right for her child. After all, if a Mom has ONE priority, it is the health of […]
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