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Saturday, November 12, 2016

“You’re not my dad! I don’t have to listen to you!”

Does your child say this?

When you’re raising or helping to raise a child that is not biologically your own, kids may sometimes use this fact against you during the heat of an argument.

When a child says “You’re not my mom or dad,” what they’re really trying to do is take the power away from you.

Focus on what your role is: caretaker. That means you should inform the child what the rules are in your house.

The whole idea here is to avoid a power struggle. What the child is doing is inviting you to a fight. And remember, you don’t have to attend every fight you’re invited to.

Avoid the power struggle, and calmly state what your role is and what the rules are.



Anonymous said...

If they don't like the results of the election, they can file to move elsewhere. Let them go to Russia or some other socialist country and behave the way they're doing here and see what happens. They'd be locked away in prison and given bread and water once a day and better not complain about it!

Anonymous said...

AMEN 1:07!

Anonymous said...

Wait four years. In the meantime, make something of yourselves.