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Guiding Strong-Willed Children

Do you feel like you're always the bad cop and having to discipline your kid? Sam and Duncan spoke with Dr Laura Markham about parenting strong-willed children.

By Duncan RobinsonThursday 24 May 2018Hope BreakfastParentingReading Time: 1 minute

As a father of two I was introduced to the term, “strong-willed child”, after a Kindergarten teacher had my son Max for the first time at Sunday school. I wasn’t sure if it was a backhanded compliment, but essentially a strong-willed child is defined as one who is stubborn and always has to get their way.

Realising I have a strong-willed kid, forced me to think about a new way of disciplining him. Perhaps you have similar dramas and struggle with the feeling that you’re always the bad cop.

Aha Parenting has a number of great articles on parenting strong-willed children, including how best to handle discipline when they do something wrong. Sam and I sat down with parenting expert Dr Laura Markham who shared some great insights and tips.