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Dove - posted on 03/06/2015
He's 10, so... yep, pretty much very normal. I would not engage him in his attempt at arguing. If he has a point to make and can state it respectfully...certainly listen to him and maturely discuss the issue together, but if he's just looking to argue you can tell him it is not up for discussion and walk away from him. If he persists you can tell him that he can stop arguing w/ you or he can go to his room and argue w/ the wall.
Jodi - posted on 03/06/2015
Well, maybe in his eyes he is right. Just remember, kids this age have their reasoning too, and sometime, they are bloody good at it and actually have a good point.
Having said that, however, you need to pick your battles but not engage in the argument. Depending on the situation, you lay down the boundaries and there is no negotiation, don't even argue over it. But I do believe in situations where it could be up for discussion, or at least, he should be able to express his concerns and have them addressed.
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