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Saying "No" - Parent 2



Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning when saying "no" is important and how to say it respectfully.

Definition: Saying "no" means respecting that we have choices to say "yes" and "no". You can say "no" politely and you can also say "no" to danger. "No" means you definitely do not want to have something, do something, or participate in an activity.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • What situation is one that you might say "no" to a friend?
  • Is it okay to say "no" to a family member?
  • What situation is one that you might say "no" to a family member?
  • How do you say "no" politely and respectfully?


Draw a picture or write about a time you had to say "no" to someone. Discuss with your child some of the situations in which it would be important for them to say "no".