"Please don't pull mommy's hair"
"Please don't pull the doggy's tail"
"Please put your shoes on"
In our house, we only say "Please" when "No" is a choice. Otherwise we state it...
"No pulling mommy's hair"
"No pulling the dog's tail"
"You need to put on your shoes"
If it isn't truly a request, we don't state it as a request.
Am I the only one who believes this?
For those who do request everything, can you explain to me WHY you would make a request when honestly you don't want them to decide "No"? Or is "No" an acceptable response and I am misunderstanding?