I get a lot of calls from parents asking me:
“Why is my child so defiant?”
“Why does he fight me on everything?”
As parents, it is our job to teach kids where the limits are, but not to squash their ability to test those limits. That’s their spark, the fire in their belly and the life force of who they are. Strong-willed kids are harder to raise, but aren’t they better equipped for some aspects of adulthood? They already possess an inner strength that many people only wish they had!
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire
How do we honor our children’s protests?