Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I know that I'm most likely going to rub more than one parent the wrong way when I write this but... I want to know do you really need to exude power over your children??? I have amazing boys they are understanding, independant, empathtic and resourceful I am constantly complimented on thier manners and kindness to all that they meet (even the people they don't like). Not once have I pulled the I'm older do as I say method. I explain and I'm honest about how I feel and how other can feel about they actions and how they treat others. I use many feeling words to explain myself and other around them. I talk to them like adults and I give them as much information as I can that is appropriate for thier age. I'm just tired of seeing advice that involves a power struggle with children. Really is it needed??