10 Helpful Tips for Parenting a Strong Willed Child
While I don’t have all the answers, hopefully, these tips on how to deal with a strong willed child will at least help a little bit.
Keep Your Cool
Keeping your cool is one of the best positive parenting strategies to avoid power struggles.
Understand Where They’re Coming From
Keep it age-appropriate and based on what your child is capable of.
Use the Magic of “When-Then”
One of the best things you can do when parenting a strong-willed child is switching to “when-then” statements.
Reward Good Behavior
If you don’t already have one set up, this is an excellent time to implement some kind of reward system for encouragement to do good.
Get Help If You Need It
Take time for self-care and find ways to get a break from parenting your strong willed child.
Hang in there, parents! Even if raising children is a battle, remember that they are only young for so long.