As a parent, I've learned that kids are constantly asking two questions, over and over again. They are: Do you love me?
Can I have my own way?
Over and over again, in different ways, they are asking these two questions. How should we parents answer these questions? With great consistency, I think we need to answer:
Yes, I love you very, very much.
No, you can't have your own way.
Kids ask: "Do you love me? Can I have my own way?" And we parents need constantly answer, "Yes" and "No" to both these questions. Amazingly, you're producing a very healthy child!