Avoiding power struggles with kids

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One of the ways that you can avoid power struggles with your children is to make sure that you give them lots of choices upfront; choices that you are fine with the outcome of either way. You can ask them, "Would you like to have your dessert before or after your bath?" And in giving them that choice and that power, then they're gonna answer you, "Hmm, I'll take the bath first and then have dessert." And you got your bath in.

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Julie Hale, LMFT, RYT, is a psychotherapist in private practice on the Westside that specializes in adolescents, divorce, co-parenting, and other familial issues. Julie is also the mother of 3 amazing, intelligent and interesting children (11,15,17) but wishes she could turn back the clock because they got too big too fast. She can be reached at www.juliehale.net

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