Is it necessary for me to make a compromise to my child?
April 6, 2008 7:32am CST
My son is 11 years old. Sometimes, he does something but I think it is not good. So, I ask him to stop. But he doesn't follow me and argues with me. I am angry. I can't persude him. I am disappoint with him. I don't know how to do. Is it necessary for me to make a compromise to my child?
• United States
6 Apr 08
Compromise is not an option. You are the parent. We do not want the tail wagging the dog. There are punitive measures that could be taken without force like denying him something that he likes. Children must learn that their parents are there to set them on a straight course so that they may be able to do the same with their kids when the time comes. Most importantly we must lead by example. Do not tell the to do one thing and you are doing something entirely different. They must not hear you lie or ill speak someone or any of the negative attributes. There must be a positive environment at all times.