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Power Struggles: 10 Tips to Keep Things Cool





Power struggles happen. With your young child, power struggles can happen a lot. And they often happen at the worst possible moments-when parents are tired, stressed, and in a hurry. But there are ways to avoid and even minimize power struggles. This article explores four ways to minimize power struggles before they occur and six ways to deal with power struggles in the heat of the moment.

Before-hand:
  • Give Choices
  • Pick and Choose Your Battles: Use "THE BIG 3 FAMILY RULES"
  • Spend Together-Time
  • Read Books About Children Misbehaving
In-the-Heat-of-the-Moment:
  • Ask "Why Not?" rather than "Why?"
  • Just Say "Oh" rather than "No"
  • Grant a Wish in Fantasy
  • Use Creative Distraction
  • Use Props
  • Use Music
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iBlankie also offers the "mini" Two Hours To A Better Parent-Child Relations for expanded techniques and strategies.