helping good parents become great parents
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Lazy Parenting, parenting a simpler way...
Chapter 18 no negotiations, why negotiations are stressful to children
Why are negotiations stressful to children?
Because no matter what kind of egalitarian belief any adult might hold on the subject, children instinctively know something adults have long forgotten:
children are not and cannot be equal to adults
Not even the law declares them so. They aren't, period. Wishing cannot make it so.
Why can't children be equal to adults? Because they have a different set of needs from the adults than the adults have from the children. Children know they need the continued goodwill of their parents to survive. Parents are not vulnerable in this way to losing the approval and affection of their children.
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