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Week of June 21-25 - Power Struggles

How to Avoid Power Struggles With Children

Strategies to stop the arguing and gain compliance


A power struggle is when a child refuses to do something and the parent continues to insist on the child “Do it now.” The ongoing banter can become a battle of the wills as the parent says, “Yes,” and the child says, “No.” The longer this argument carries on, the more difficult it becomes to get the child to comply. There are steps parents can take to regain control and end power struggles.

The Problem with Power Struggles