We've all heard it, seen it, or maybe even experienced it. I overheard it today. Father and child, in the store, and child is throwing a fit. Daddy says in a loud but Mr-Nice-Guy tone, "Do I need to take you to the car? Do I need to take you to the car? are not controlling yourself. You need to make a decision to calm down. "
The word "No" never comes up on the Dad's part, but that is obviously the favorite word of the child! What does he think the child is going to say, anyway?
"Yes, Dad! I really, really need to go to the car."
He'll never hear it.