8. Offer appealing options.
A doctor once shared with me the secret to managing a strong-willed child is offering appealing choices. If you’re stuck with a child refusing to do anything, come up with two tolerable options that work for you and are also desirable to the toddler. This will give the child a sense of independence while still working within the framework of what’s acceptable to you as the parent. While ultimatums often lead to fits, a feeling of choice can help to avoid meltdowns.

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