Saturday, April 24, 2010


I got into an argument with my son last night. It does not matter what the issue was, we disagreed and I became angry. Arguments happen, disagreements are part of any relationship. If I am arguing a fair point, it's no trouble for me to explain why and he accepts the outcome whether he agrees or not.. When I am losing the fight, I can always throw out the parent's ultimate phrase to end all conflicts. We use the phrase "Because I said so" like it is a get-out-of-jail free card. Parents use it more than necessary, because it can work at any level. Its the virtual banging of the gavel.

Be wise when unleashing this tool, it takes skill to master its timing, if used improperly can backfire on you like a overflowing toilet. My advise, pick your battles, you do not have to take a dictator approach to every conflict.  Because kids have their own weapon, the temper tantrum...


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