Richard Weissbourd on “You’re not the boss of me!”

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.

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


Christine Carter
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.
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Bruce Feiler
The Secrets of Happy Families author Bruce Feiler offers this magic bullet to avoid confrontation over this childish quip — a solution that makes everybody happy.
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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. Format: Article

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… Format: Article

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