No, You Shut Up!


A coleague recently e-mailed me a link to this Slate Magazine article about responding to your kids’ disrespectful behavior.  It seems to me that this is one of the toughest issues for parents to deal with.  This article goes through multiple options for reacting to disrespect, and the pros and cons of each.  The suggestion they end with may not be an easy solution, but if research can be trusted, then its the one most likely to work.

If you’re a parent, you are probably familiar with being provoked into a blood vessel-popping rage that instantly overwhelms any resolution you might have made to stay calm. That’s because kids are amazingly good at refining behaviors that they can turn to when they’re upset or angry, especially in public, to make their parents even angrier… read entire article.

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