You’ve told your child to pick up his dirty clothes from the bedroom floor. Not a single sock has been put in the hamper. Did he not hear you — or did he ignore you?
Annoyed, you shout and, worse, feel yourself getting angry and nearing a power struggle. Then come the threats — no TV for a week, no friends visiting for a month, and whatever else you can think of in your fury.The incident costs everyone dearly: Your child feels angry and demoralized, and you feel like anything but a loving parent.Read more on additudemag.com