6. Don’t dress them. Your princess wants to be Elsa today? Great. Let it the freak go and let her do her. Your son doesn’t want to wear his rain coat? Let him get wet and learn for himself.
“Kids who feel strongly connected to their parents are more eager to cooperate with them, so it’s worth the effort to enhance that bond. It also just feels great.”
“I regret putting you back to bed, giving a hurried kiss, and shutting the door behind me.”
“It starts with us — the parents. Kids cannot even think at the maturity level needed to break a behavior cycle, let alone do anything about it.”