Parenting is tough, huh? Sometimes it feels like we spend a lot of our time asking our daughter to do things...and asking again...and finding a more creative way to ask. We're going to get some great advice on this next week from Julie King, co-author of the new book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen - but for this week I want to set the stage and think about why we should bother with all of this. Why not just force our kids to do what we want them to do? And, is it possible to raise obedient kids who can also think for themselves?
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