One of the hardest words to teach, particularly when it comes to the application of its meaning through behaviour is “no“. Teaching people to say no to things that are wrong when they are tempted to do those things that are wrong takes some doing. They may have to stand alone and on their own two feet, being rejected by so-called friends who shun them because they won’t go with the crowd.
By saying no when that’s appropriate, grows strength of character. It can help people as they grow up to do the right thing and not be tempted to fall by the way side.
“No” is such an important word to teach and with it the meaning that it conveys and the circumstances in which it applies.