The Gift of No by Helene McGlauflin

This classic article worth (re)reading. "Fundamentally, the world is not limitless. No matter what a family’s resources or philosophy, there are societal rules that cannot be ignored, unsafe acts that should be avoided, chores that must ultimately be faced, life events that are out of our control. Everyone, even reluctantly, must learn to cope with these natural limits life brings. This gift of “no” teaches children they cannot have everything they want, when they want it." http://thewonderofchildhood.com/2011/07/the-gift-of-no/