Archive for October, 2012

“You Don’t Love Me! I Don’t Want to Go to School!”

Dear Sharon, How do you respond to a child who says “You don’t love me…. if you did you wouldn’t send me to school.” Dear Parent, Dramatic statements such as “You don’t love me!” or
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One Way to Avoid Power Battles

“You are a bad Mommy!” “I hate you Daddy!” These phrases are sometimes said when children are upset with their Mom or Dad. Parents of course are often alarmed or hurt by such powerful emotions.
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The Value of Role Reversals

Sometimes playing games that reverse the role of parent and child can be fun and lighten tension producing tasks. For example if your child hates to have their hair washed letting them wash your hair
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