NO is an unacceptable answer
Teaching children the power of the word “No” is incredibly important in helping them deal with peer pressure and setting boundaries with friends and acquaintances. As parents, however, it is not a response that we would accept when we are telling our children to do their homework or do their chores. These are our children’s responsibilities. A child responding with “No” is simply unacceptable. If it were an acceptable response, we’d hear it from them all the time.