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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.
Disrespect Is Not OK
Disrespectful communication is a problem for many kids. We definitely need to teach our children how to treat others with kindness and respect, and how to…. click here to finish reading this post at the original source.