Parent As Authority

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How can I avoid a power struggle with my child over homework?

Parent As Authority

Do not engage in a power struggle with your child over homework or any other issue. A power struggle accomplishes little except, perhaps, for teaching the child how to become a better negotiator and the struggle reinforces the negative behavior. Do not reward this behavior with a lot of energy. Create a homework rule and stick with it, calmly and firmly. Conflict over schoolwork must not be tolerated.



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