Luckily children are pretty good at letting adults know when they’ve stepped over that line. If you hear your child saying any of the following, you’re probably over the line:
- “You’re not the boss of me!”
- “I’m not going to do that!”
- “You can’t make me.”
- “Why do you always get to choose?”
For ideas on how to handle control issues and avoid power struggles, check out Lesson 2: Control Issues in the Priceless Parenting online class.