Yes, No, let’s go

2011-04-23 00:00

EACH week the Internet presents some new viral video, and this week’s clip of choice — Reverse Psychology Parenting — is a showcase on a parent’s use of reverse psychology.

The 27-second video — which has received nearly six million views — is between a Spanish father and his young son. The father calls the son a certain way, and the son argues he wants to go another way. They argue briefly, and the dialogue transpires like this:

Father: “We’re walking.”

Son: “Here.” (pointing to car)

Father: “No, we’re walking.”

Son: “Here!”

Father: “No.”

Son: “Yes!”

Father: “No.”

Son: “Yes!”

Father: “No.”

Son: “Yes!”

Father: “Yes.”

Son: “No!”

Father: “Okay no, let’s go.”

And the son does what was expected of him in the first place, without protesting further. To watch the video, visit

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