Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a power struggle with your child? Any time you’re asking your … Continue reading Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

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Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here's the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also need some healthy separation from us as they go through … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend