For example: Say your 10 year old is going through a really tough time. His buddy who is supposed to be there for him has been bullying him. He recently lost a family member in a car accident (maybe the other parent) and his older sister is off at college... she used to be his rock but now logistically that's changed. Now your 10 year old is invited to a party but because of whatever circumstance you say no.
Isn't it good to have your child learn to negotiate. Personally I don't want my child to be a mindless robot who just accepts "no" off the bat. Wouldn't you want your child to say something like "Mike said his parents are going to be there. I already have a ride with Tommy and I promise to call for a ride home if things get uncomfortable" rather than just "okay"
Is it always bad to try to get what you want (as a child) or should you just accept what mom/dad/teacher say