Modern Parent
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Modern Parent

How to argue less with your child

Pick your battles

Photo by Leo Rivas on Unsplash

Eight years ago, I took my younger son to get a haircut. He was eleven at the time. As we sat in the waiting area, I encouraged him to look through the book with pictures of different styles. He told me about his vision for his hair. When the stylist called him back, I asked her to listen to him. Then I said to my son, “You’re getting to be a big guy now, so you should decide how you…

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