Christine Carter on “You’re not the boss of me!”

The Raising Happiness author and parenting expert says the more you let your kids be the boss, the less you're likely to hear this complaint.

Here’s how 4 other parenting experts say to respond…

 

Richard Weissbourd
The Parents We Mean to Be author and Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd advises parents to use this comment as a moment to step back and reconsider what’s gone amiss.
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Sh*tty Moms
That sass will not be tolerated, say “Sh*tty Moms” co-authors Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner. Here’s their take-no-prisoners advice for such disrespect. Format: Video (1:28)
 


Betsy Brown Braun
“In 10 years, when you can drive your own car and pay your bills, then you don’t have to listen to a word I say,” says child expert Betsy Brown Braun. But for now…
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Gabor Mate
A statement like this, says the best-selling co-author of Hold On to Your Kids , suggests there’s a disconnect between parent and child that needs mending.
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