Dealing with "But everyone else gets to"

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Dealing with "But everyone else gets to"

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Oh my gosh, I love it when my kids ask me that question cuz the first response is, "Am I so-and-so's mama? Do you belong to so-and-so's family?" No, well, then we don't follow so-and-so's rules. And that's the key because we can't be afraid to say to our children No, first of all, and we can't be afraid to say, "Our family is our family." We operate in a certain way. We do this because this matters to us, and we're living according to our values, not the values of so-and-so or such-and-such. That may be great for them. It's not great for us. And we need to be willing to stand up for what we believe in and tell our kids no. Like I said, I love it when my kids ask me that question because then I have the opportunity to say, "Honey, you are mine, and in this family, this is what we do."

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Wanda Jones-Yeatman is the owner of WJY Consulting, a small firm specializing in providing a variety of consulting, training, facilitation, coaching and program management services to organizations and individuals. Wanda has worked in the field of education and training for over 25 years, with extensive experience in personality type and its application, team-building, communication, success coaching, career development, human relations, conflict management and peacemaking, management training, leadership development, group facilitation, organizational development and multicultural awareness. As a consultant Wanda has served as an internal organizational coach focusing on subjects such as supervisory leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and workforce planning. 

Wanda was born in Roanoke, VA and grew up all over the world as part of a military family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University and a M. Ed. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services. Wanda is married, mother of four wonderful children and resides in Maryland.

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