I know there are a bunch of articles out there that say you shouldn't tell your kids, "You're okay" when they get hurt or cry, but I can't seem to stop myself! I still try very hard to give my daughter words to express her feelings, like "Oh, that's an ouchie! That hurt!" or "That was so scary!" but I still end up saying some form of "okay" first without even thinking. I'm not sure why. Maybe because my mom always says it?
What do you think? Do you try to change the way you parent based on the information out there? Do you sometimes struggle with it?
I don't see how that's harmful.
And then the mothers of the world rolled their collective eyes and kept the word no in their vocabulary.