“But all the other kids get to do it!”

Should you give in or stand firm when your child makes this claim? A surprising response from Harvard's child and family psychologist Richard Weissbourd.
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If “all the other kids get to do it,” should you let your child, too? Richard Weissbourd — child and family psychologist and author of The Parents We Mean to Be — suggests that the answer is anything but simple. Get his take on how and when to draw the line when your child applies peer pressure to your parenting decisions.


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