Letting Go of Controlling Kids

As Dr. Jean Clinton* so succinctly put it: “you can’t make them eat, poop or sleep.”

Our children are not ours to control or change. They are little people with individual needs, thoughts, and feelings all their own that deserve our respect. We need to listen to, support and encourage them. We need to learn to let go…and let go…and let go…again, and again 🙂

*Dr. Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry. She is an incredible speaker, if you ever get a chance to attend one of her presentations.

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