Most children are experts in begging and negotiating.They can be relentless with their endurance to beg, tantrum or cry. Many times they ask or beg for something which is inappropriate for their age, so we respond with confidence. However, when the begging continued in this situation, one mom decided to give in to her daughter to teach her a lesson. Lessons are better learned by children when their parents know and do what is right. No matter how difficult, parents need to parent and protect their children. Even teenagers need strong parents who simply say “No.” Read about the history of Halloween, and how one mom wanted to scare her daughter to teach her a lesson in my syndicated article “Lessons for a happy or scary Halloween“.