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Raising 'Make me' kids


Recognise any of these situations?  You are trying to get some cooperation from a child and they just won’t play your game. Your request for help and you’ll get an excuse, or worse an argument. Reminders about bed-time are met with a defiant, "Maybe!" or worse dawdling. “I’ll go to bed, but I’ll go in my time,” is the response from some children. It’s infuriating!!   Most families will have at least one child who likes to have their own way and doesn’t like to be told what to do. I call them ‘Make me’ kids because everything about their demeanour at times wants you to ‘make them’ do as you want.  Power struggles between parents and children are common.   Often “I want to make you” become more important than the issue we may be fighting or arguing over. It&rsq...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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