Now we have a horrible cycle, the more the kid withdraws, the tougher the parent becomes. Guess what? We are not bonding, loving, encouraging, supporting, and most of all enjoying our children. We are harping, nagging, suffocating, irritating and definitely NOT enjoying our kids.
If you find yourself in this situation, HIT RESTART! Tell your kid what you have done wrong. Then evaluate your motives. I bet you need to change the way you are motivating your child.
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