No Arguments – Are arguments between a parent and a child helpful, or harmful? Trace Embry gives us his insights today … on License to Parent.
If you’re like many parents, you may have allowed your child to wear you down in an argument at one time or another. You were tired; so, you gave in, and allowed Junior to change your mind on an issue that you know in your heart of hearts you should have stood your ground on. First of all, though some parenting experts might disagree, we should never allow our kids to argue with us. A respectful disagreement is one thing; but, allowing our kids a disrespectful dialogue without consequences is guaranteeing us bigger problems later. Parents, give your child your expectations. Then allow them to respectfully give their perspective if they disagree. You MAY see their point and concede your position. If not, give your expectations again–and the consequences if they aren’t met. End of discussion.
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