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How do you deal with your stubborn child. My son is 7 and ever since he was about 18 months old he has always had this stubborn streak. I like that he is stubborn to a point. I am hoping that when he gets older his stubborness will keep him from getting into situations he shouldn't because he can sure stand his ground when he wants to. The problem is that it is effecting his learning. I feel he is an extremely smart child (i know i'm a little prejudiced) but when he doesn't want to do something he shuts down and there is no way to get through to him. If you push him when he gets that way it just gets worse. I don't want to break that spirit but I don't know how to get him to understand that sometimes it's ok but other times it's not. Any ideas on how i can get him to get past this so that when the school year begins he won't have this same issue considering he will be having the same teacher again this year as we are repeating the second grade.