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Kids' Discipline: Power Struggles

Posted by on Oct. 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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Kids' Discipline: Power Struggles

Power struggles with young kids can really make life miserable. So before you go head-to-head with your stubborn toddler, check out these tips to avoid those tug-o-wars.


  • Ask for your kid's help! Instead of saying, "Pick up your toys!" ask your kid if he can help mommy pick up the toys because she's super-duper tired and he's so good at cleaning up!
  • Limit choices! Young kids get overwhelmed easily. So stick to two choices for everything. If your kid is only offered broccoli or carrots, he'll be less likely to demand ice cream.
  • Create routines! Kids thrive on routine. If they know that teeth brushing comes after stories they'll be more likely to go with the flow and not battle you. You may even want to create a chart that shows what comes next so the chart is the big bad boss, not you.
  • Let things slide sometimes. If it's not a huge deal to you, let your kid win. If he wants to wear his superhero costume to school and you want him to wear jeans, just let him win. Save your energy for the big battles!
by on Oct. 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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mysticalmalissa
by Gold Member on Oct. 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Great info!

Samanthamommy
by on Oct. 20, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Great tips!

.Angelica.
by on Oct. 20, 2012 at 8:42 PM

i've used all of these with my son and they don't work. :(

timon95
by on Oct. 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

tfs

sukainah
by on Oct. 21, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Good ideas

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Oct. 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

TFS

AzariahsMother
by on Oct. 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

TFS!

copperswifey
by on Oct. 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Good info to know, thanks for sharing :)

alliesmom112
by on Oct. 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Great advice. 


Meltopia529
by on Oct. 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Thanks
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