Friday, July 29, 2016

How to respond when your child is disrespectful

The playdate is over. It is time to head home. You gave a 5 minute warning. You expect everything to go well.
Suddenly, it happens. Your child responds disrespectfully.
"No! I don't want to go! You never let me do anything fun!"
You feel the anger rising inside you. You yell back, "How dare you talk to me like that!"
He continues, "You didn't even send me a treat in my lunch today! You are the meanest mom ever!!!"
Now, you're furious. "That's it! No TV for a week!"
This back and forth continues. You drag him to the car, kicking and screaming. Vowing never to let him have a playdate ever again.
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