Non-stop Negotiation Getting You Down?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD At parenting talks one of the questions that comes up very frequently is, “Why is it that my kid wants to negotiate about EVERYTHING?” Why not? Do you remember trying to convince your parents to do something? Influencing adult behavior...

Why is “No” so Hard to Understand?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD Do you sometimes find yourself feeling like you’ve been “negotiated” by your child? You might notice that you hesitate to set limits or even make simple requests because you dread the lengthy argument that might follow? You might be...