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!