Yes, Kids Have The Right To Say 'NO' And They Especially Need To KNOW What It Means
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Yes, Kids Have The Right To Say 'NO' And They Especially Need To KNOW What It Means

Raising young ladies that say yes to what a male wants isn't a good thing.

Yes, Kids Have The Right To Say 'NO' And They Especially Need To KNOW What It Means

It seems like in this day and age parents need not only to be mindful of what their children learn at home but now they have to be mindful of what they learn at school as well.

An Elementary school is teaching young girls and boys bad habits by telling their young ladies "if a boy asks you to dance and or spend time with him you have to say yes. You can not say no." The school went on to say everyone deserves a chance and you just simply can not hurt them by denying them what they want.

Students went home to their parents and telling their parents if the boys want to dance or spend the night with them, they have to say yes. They can not say no and hurt a boys feelings.

Now if you don't see what's wrong with that statement, then you are definitely what's wrong with this equation. Elementary school kids, although young, still have the right to decide who they want to spend time with. By conditioning young girls to say yes to boys no matter how you feel, you are setting them up for a life of saying yes to young boys and "whatever they want" simply because they were taught not to hurt their feelings.

I understand this is an elementary school, kids are more interested in dancing with their friends then specifically having the opposite gender with them. Kids are more interested in showing their friend a new dance move or to prove they know the dance to a song than to dance with the opposite sex. But by forcing young boys to force dances onto these young ladies the school is setting them up for failure. And by forcing young ladies to say yes to young boys no matter what, not only are you saying your feelings are invalid, but you are saying that the boy's feelings matter more.

I assume the school's intentions were good. Trying to make sure no student is left out to dance alone or not have a single friend to dance with, but they went about it all in the wrong way. Having young ladies disregard their feelings so that a young boy can be happy isn't the right way to go.

This is 2018 where women are strong and want to be heard, not pushed down and told to listen to their male counterparts. Instead of worrying about not having young ladies hurting the young boys feelings by saying no, we should be teaching them that they have the right to say no. But if they exercise their right to say no, it's okay. Life goes on, and you will meet someone who will say yes. Not telling young ladies to say yes no matter what.

Even little kids deserve the right to say no.

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