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Resisting kids' pester power

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  “Mum, can you buy me a treat?” “MUUUMMMM, can you get me some new clothes?” “ It’s not fair. You never let me have any fun.”   Sound familiar?   Kids have a way of getting under your skin when they really want something. You can refuse their request for a treat, some extra time out of bed or some new clothes and they can keep at you until you give in.   Whining, tantrums and appeals to fairness are common tactics that kids use to break down parental resolve.    Some kids when they receive a knockback from one parent, will try the other parent out. “Okay, mum said no to an ice cream, I’ll just check to see what dad says” is the type of tactic I ‘m talking about here.    Sole parents can easily become worn down by pester power as there is no one to share ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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