Defiant Children

Do you feel as though you're constantly in power struggles because your child refuses to follow the rules? If so, you’re not alone! Many parents feel powerless in the face of defiant behavior. To a defiant child, not being controlled by others is of paramount importance. The parents of these kids are in a very difficult position. Family life is chaotic and the more you try to control your child, the worse the defiance gets. In the articles below, you'll find information on planning what you can do to avoid further escalation if you find yourself getting drawn into a power struggle.

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A Day in the Mind of Your Defiant Child


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