Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child
Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. What exactly is a strong-willed child? Often, strong-willed kids are prone to power-struggles with their parents. No one likes being told what to do, but strong-willed kids find it unbearable. Strong-willed kids aren't just being difficult. Morality is doing what's right, no matter what you're told. So of course you want your child to do what you say. Breaking a child's will leaves him open to the influence of others who often will not serve his highest interests. That said, strong-willed kids can be a handful -- high energy, challenging, persistent. Ten Tips for Positive Parenting Your Strong-Willed, Spirited Child 1. That way, you aren't the bad guy bossing them around, it’s just that "The rule is we use the potty after every meal and snack," or "The schedule is that lights-out is at 8pm. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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