Do you find that you answer your child a lot of the time with just the word "no!"? Does this tend to make them respond favourably and keep a peacful air in the home? Probably not. Often, we become frustrated with stopping our children from doing what they want, to the point where we stop giving them reasons why they can't do things. "No" is not a good reason to stop doing something. If you asked someone for something and got a "no" answer, wouldn't you want to know why not? If you give a good reason why your child can't do something, you may find that they will respond more to you.