A lot of our problems may go away the moment we accept that the only person we could ever have any real control over is ourselves. As parents, we naturally feel answerable for our children’s choices. The truth is, no one can be accountable for another person’s decisions.
Make no mistake, your kids, however young, are their own people and their lives are ultimately their own making. It is the false belief that our children’s success depends only on us that leads to power struggles. In our attempt to control our kids, we nag, bribe, yell, punish, hover, cajole, or even beg. Sometimes these strategies may work, but not for the reason you think.
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