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Children are gaining the upper hand

December 11, 2011
By CATHY BROWNFIELD - Family Recovery Center , Salem News

Your child hears you call him or her to get up in the morning, but chooses to ignore you. They piddle around while they eat breakfast, do homework and chores. It isn't until you become completely frustrated and begin to yell that your child does what you've been after him to do. Experts call it "passive resistance." That means the child learns to develop power over you by resisting you. You may correct him. You may threaten him. But (s)he does what he wants without speaking.



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