Kids' Discipline: Managing Power Struggles
Take these tips to avoid power struggles with your kids!
- Take a step back instead of a step toward the struggle. Sometimes giving up power in these cases actually gives you more control.
- Take a time-out. If your kid is starting to push your buttons, call a time-out—for yourself! Step completely away from the situation until you cool off enough to handle it without emotion.
- Keep at it. You'll get better at recognizing and dealing with power struggles with your child the more you deal with her.