Authority: at 2 years, the opposition crisis

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new number of the collection "The essentials of: 50 keys for a well proportioned authority", sold with the June issue of. Today, the authority is 2 years old.

  • While he has just blown out his two candles, your child adds a string to his bow: from now on, he is no longer satisfied with the explorer's cap stirring, he also becomes a fierce protester! In turn say NO: everything you ask him, everything that you propose, invariably triggers the same answer ... So, of course, go to bed at 19:30, take a bath or eat soup, it's NO ! In other words, he is taking a hard look at the setting you have gradually put in place in his life since his birth. He challenges you and your authority with it. No, but what a nerve!

Oppose ... but that does not prevent you from obeying!

  • Keep yourself from too violent a reaction and to want to extinguish in the bud this childish revolt. To oppose, he has no other way to exist outside of you, to assert a personality of his own and which is not a pale imitation of yours! If you do not want a child who will only know how to submit, never affirm his opinions or his tastes, you must give him some leeway ... without leaving you overflowing.
  • How to find this happy medium? In areas that do not fundamentally challenge your authority, give it the opportunity to win and choose (the red sweater rather than the green you suggested, the puzzle rather than the book you were proposing) . But continue to hold on well without bending over capital bans.

Isabelle Gravillon

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