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Re: Defiant 7 yr Old Son!

Parenting a strong willed child is very different to parenting other children . It can be exhausting. My youngest is fairly strong willed and I had to learn to pick my battles. I had to decide what was important to me and the family and only fight those battles. The less important stuff had to go by the wayside, otherside the whole day would be a battle. I then had to win the battles I had decided were important so that my daughter learned where the boundaries were.
Don't worry about the other stuff.... leave that to parents of more compliant children. It just isn't worth it....

Re: Defiant 7 yr Old Son!

I really understand how you i am going through the same as you with my 5 year old son, its a constant battle. It makes you feel that you have somehow failed. I dont know what to do either. Its hard to ask for help

Re: Re: Defiant 7 yr Old Son!

Hi Irene, Please please dont sit there and not ask for help-My daughter is now 9 and its been a battle since the day she went to skool-I'm at end of tether and if I didn't have my family and support from skool-think I would have had a nervy!!!