Parenting Tip: Say YES more often

May 4, 2009

Create a safe learning environment where you can say “yes” more than “no” to your child, so they can explore, learn and develop their curiosity.

Your child is born to be curious. They need to experience the world through their senses. This develops learning pathways in their brain, which are the foundation for your child’s future learning.

It is important to create a safe “yes” environment for your child so they can explore freely and be curious without hurting themselves or others, or breaking precious things.

Thanks to the Ministry of Education’s Team-Up for today’s tip!

[Editor’s note: Of course, we’d like you to say YES too – on the upcoming referendum!]

Do you have a tip you’d like to share? Please let us know below.


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