Stop Parent-Child Power Struggles by Stopping These Words

To win cooperation from strong-willed children, focus on not being adversarial, pleading, or fearful of resistance.  These types of responses feel disrespectful or weak which diminish your authority and often open the door to power struggles. Avoid these common responses. Answering your kid’s “why?” when they already know the answer. You’ll end up defending yourself…

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Giving Children Roots and Wings

This is the on line article from the New York Times, Jan, 19, 2015 Parenting Advice from America’s Worst Mom  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/advice-from-americas-worst-mom/?_r=0 Lenore Skenazy, a New York City mother of two, earned the sobriquet “America’s Worst Mom” after reporting in a newspaper column that she had allowed her younger son, then 9, to ride the subway alone. The…

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