As new parents, we anticipate the day when our child would utter their first words. We beamed with pride when they said “mama” and “dada” for the very first time. But then they learned the word “no” and our once precious darling turned into a strong-headed force to be reckoned with. Little did we know back then that our child’s ability to say no would be the thing to give them power and self-confidence, particularly in situations where saying no could keep them safe from harm. Fortunately, when a child learns they can say no to situations that make them feel uncomfortable, it gives them a voice to set their own boundaries.
The spring issue of MASK The Magazine dedicates 92 pages to the struggle that youth face today and how tough it is to say no. Every day, children are faced with tempting trends that can be difficult to resist. This issue examines a few of them and answers the questions about why they are so appealing to young people and why it’s so hard to say no.
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