“No” Is a Complete Sentence

Want a simple way to teach your teenager how to say “no” when they find themselves in uncomfortable situations? Plant yourselves in front of a mirror. Saying “no” begins with body language. Teach your teenager to send a strong message by calmly saying “no” while they maintain eye contact without smiling. “No,” after all, is a complete sentence. You can help them gain confidence by setting up pretend situations and allowing them to role play and practice their “no,” loud and proud. Let them think through situations before they find themselves in sticky conversations.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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