Lesson 7: Working with the Power-Seeking Child
Parent-child power struggles are natural, normal, and appropriate–especially when children are moving through the developmental stages where they are attempting to declare their personhood. When we adults hear ourselves say, “I’ll show you who is boss!” we know from our own angry response that the child’s goal is power. Children who consistently engage in power struggles are searching for ways to have more control over their lives. As adults, our role is to find safe, responsible ways for our children to feel more powerful.
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