Love this post and the accompanying Hathor comic. Why not ask “Why not”? Why not say “yes” more?
I catch some flak from my family for trying to parent in this way: being responsive rather than giving a kneejerk no to everything — you know, the be-in-control-at-all-times method of parenting. But it’s worth the price of a little outside misunderstanding to know my children know we’ll really listen to them.