The “yeah-no” has become quite the art form around our house. I give the kids the affirmation they need without actually allowing them to do the bizarre and sometimes impossible things they ask for. The goal is to say “no” with some sort of affirmative statement that lets them walk away with a smidge of dignity intact and smiles on their squishable faces.
[I’ve written up the instructions for the “yeah-no” at parenting.com]
I never thought of trying that before but I think I might.
Thanks for sharing! :o)