Parenting Hack: Power Struggles

Parenting Hack: Power Struggles

It’s a story as old as time…

Parent requests child take shower. Child staunchly refuses. Parent raises voice, hurls threats, freaks out, while child watches on, mocking the helpless adult. Eventually, child melts down too and the whole house is in uproar. Parent considers briefly maybe child doesn’t need shower to survive? Parent decides if taking away Christmas will teach child to shower. Meanwhile, child remains unshowered and the stage is set for the next time parent requests child take shower…

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