- “But Mooommmmmmm, when are you coming hoommmme???”
- “Do I HAVE to finish ALL of my homework before I watch YouTube?”
- “Feed the dogs? I feed them in the evening. It’s not my turn!”
I’m the mother of two middle school students. Maybe you are also, or can remember when your kids were this age. Or your children are younger and you can envision how today’s tantrums could evolve to plaintive whines for attention and bargaining in the future. In any event, you are a parent or at least you have a parent, and can relate to these scenarios.
I find it interesting when others (insert Partner/Spouse/Grandparent/Friend) feel emboldened to remark on my children’s behavior:
“They don’t act like that with ME!” “You need to nip that nonsense in the bud!” “Who’s in charge here anyway???” Continue reading