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Kids Need Convincing

Kids Need Convincing

Children, just like any other human beings, are often self-determining, self-willed, even self-ish. According to child development theory, this self-centeredness is normal, appropriate, and hard-wired until midway through the school-age years.

As parents who want to raise kids who care about others and the world around them – or who simply behave and do what they’re told – this can unfortunately lead to expending a lot of energy trying to convince them to listen or do what we say.  (more…)