Messages That Get In The Way Of Kids Being Assertive

  • Listen to all adults.

  • Stay in a child’s place.

  • Be quiet unless I ask you to talk.

  • Don’t ask for anything.

  • Finish ALL of your food.

  • You don’t have anything to be upset about.

  • Your feelings and thoughts don’t matter.

  • Do what you’re told and don’t ask questions.

  • You don’t get an opinion.

  • Basically, be quiet and don’t feel and if you do, don’t tell me about it.

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