The outbursts are becoming not only more frequent but maybe also scary. You've try reasoning, punishment and consequences, and nothing is changing. You find yourself on the brink of giving up hope, counting the days until his or her 18th birthday. You're not alone - I’ve talked to many parents that find themselves in this scenario.Read More
... let me put it to you another way. Do you remember your childhood and teen years? Remember those moments where you were either so confused, scared, sad, angry or anxious? Well, consider what a child in the 21st century may be grappling with ...Read More
Most parents are surprised to hear my top recommendation is not to avoid the Power Struggle. ...
The bottom line is that teens need to learn how to challenge their parents without it being a personal attack.
How to Encourage an Appropriate and Respectful Power Struggle
... let’s be be real, there can be challenging kids. Kids, that for a myriad of reasons need even more from their caregiver, are pushing boundaries, and acting out. If you aren’t able to crack the code as to what will soothe or satisfy such children in those moments, you can quickly find yourself sucked down that proverbial rabbit hole that is The Power Struggle.Read More