Why do kids never listen?

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  1. Potatogirl

    Potatogirl Doesn't like to wobble!!

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    My daughter has just asked if her friend can stay for tea. I don't have a thing in the house as not been shopping yet so said no. My daughter who's 11 then kept asking and asking until I had to firmly say no. I hate it when they make you look the bad guy just for telling them no.
     
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    they don't grow out of it either-dh is 55 and still at it!
     
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    Did you explain to her why you were saying no? I always found it difficult to understand why my mum would say no to me as a child & teenager. Often she'd either get more annoyed at me & shout or she'd repeat 'because I said no' over & over again. I think it would have been rather useful for her to explain to me that the reason was [insert reason here].
     
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    I wondered about this too. When I was a child I hated it when people wouldn't give me logical reasons for saying no (although I suspect that this was mostly because there were no logical reasons!).

    I would have been tempted to say "look in the cupboards and the fridge, and if you can find something we could give your friend for tea, then she can stay".
     
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    When saying no to my children in this types of situation I would always give a reason. I would probably have said but maybe they can stay for tea, tomorrow, day after.......... when I've been shopping.
     
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    I always offer an explanation to my daughter. She might not like it but I was always told "because I said so" as a child and it really annoyed me!
     
  8. MadameLaMinx

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    My second thought was ^^ that. My first one was "what were you going to have for tea then if you had nothing in?"
     
  9. Potatogirl

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    Ha ha ha.

    Yes I did explain to her the reason why here friend couldn't stay...it was the continued attempts to get me to change my mind which was annoying.

    When I said I had nothing in...I had nothing suitable for her peanut allergic friend - which I explained...I generally have to buy specific things for her because she is mighty susceptible bless her. Bloody kids.

    Thanks for listening to my rant.:0)
     
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    kids hey!
    i think alot of kids at 11 arent interested in a reason they just dont understand why they cant have their own way... i must say i was soooo spoilt when i was 11 as my mum died when i was 10 so i dont ever remember my dad saying no to anything. i am now 26 with 2 children and my dad still gives me my own way... embarrassing really but i am his baby after all! thats my excuse and im sticking to it lol.
     
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