#041: How to React When Your Children Talk Back (Podcast)

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If your child knows how to talk, odds are they’ve talked back to you before. We tell our kids to do something and they ask, “Why?” So we say, “Because I said so.” And they disrespectfully refuse. When this happens, our natural response is to engage in a sort of verbal volleyball with our kids. We go back and forth, without ever resolving the issue. On today’s show, my wife, Susan, and I will be discussing how to react when our children talk back. We’ll be sharing practical examples of how our kids tend to talk back,and what a wise response from us looks like.

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Discussion Recap

  1. When your child says, “That’s not fair!” You say, “I know it’s not fair, but that’s because you are unique.”
  1. When your child says, “Everyone else gets to do it!” You say, “We are making decisions that are best for YOU, not for everyone else.”
  1. When your child says, “You don’t trust me!”  You say, “I do trust you, but I don’t trust the world.”
  1. When your child says, “I don’t have to do what you say!” You say, “No you don’t, but you know the consequences.”
  1. When your child says, “I hate you!” You say, “I understand you’re upset, but I will always love you.”

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Wise Words When Your Children Talk Back

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