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Learning the Power of No

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PTA meetings, family gatherings, children’s sports, after school activities… the list goes on of so much to do and only 24 hours to accomplish it. As a parent you will do anything for your child but at times putting your kids first means saying “no.”  If you say “yes” to every invitation, volunteer opportunity, etc. you will become run down. It’s not easy to say “no”,  but in time you will experience the power of no. Saying “no” opens up your schedule and many times your sanity. Cherish the priceless moments you spend with your child, even if it means saying “no” to something else.

What tips do you have for balancing the demands of parenting?

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2 Responses to “Learning the Power of No”

  1. Kristen G. June 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Sometimes you have to learn to say no to yourself too! No the dishes don’t need to be done right now. No, nobody will care if the living room is a mess because the kids were having so much fun!

    • admin June 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

      Great point Kristen!
      Thanks for your great perspective!
      Michelle

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