Interesting Words - Yes and No

According to research from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), a person who grows up in an
average, reasonably positive home is told "no" over 148,000 times before they hit their 18th birthday.

(On the other side, they are only told "yes" around 5,000 times.

According to Dr. Alice Sterling Honig, Professor Emerita of Child Development at Syracuse University, and an expert in early language development, if you just say ‘no’ to a young child all the time, that child doesn'’t learn to use language to reason with you and others.

148,000 nos sounds like brainwashing to me. No wonder we are often negative, and more likely to think we can't do something, than taking the more positive view.)