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How To Teach The Strong-Willed Child

 "   Our son is very outgoing, social, and strong-willed. Did I say strong willed?

He has recently started to scream, yell, and use physical violence and to write some really scary statements. He only does this at home and he is not a  problem at school. He thinks that the world is against him and we all hate him (which of course we do not).    

 As Christian parents, we all want to raise our kids with the help of a biblical based system and to instill forgiveness, responsibility, and accountability.  Our house feels  like a runaway train at times  and I know this will help us get back on track!" Sincerely, Melissa                       

Learn how to side-step the LANDMINES of selfishness and tantrums


Excerpt from the Book: From Combat Zone to Love at Home:  The Happy Face Token System By Debbie Preece

As a parent, I have fluctuated between ignoring bad behavior and removing items from rooms, like doors. I now realize the only person that was really put out and made uncomfortable was me. Children are resilient and adapt. I came to understand that children are like animals without masters in many ways. Unless the master stands his ground, the animals begin to domineer and bully those around them. Consider sheep for a moment. Sheep by their nature like to roam. When they are fenced in they want out. They jump over, climb under, and squeeze through all parts of the fence. When the Shepherd is around, he controls their movement and they acknowledge his authority.

The wildest mustangs can be rounded up even after having freedom of the land and the wind in their faces with no rules, no direction, and no master. Specially trained people round up these horses and break them, turning them into family pets to be ridden by even the smallest child. Yes, there is resistance at first; they buck wildly and throw the master off their backs whenever there is an opportunity. The rider keeps getting up and back on. The scene repeats itself until the horse learns he can't win.  Persistence, patience, and love for the animal eventually win out. Usually within 3 months the horses are trained; with a bit in their mouth and a saddle on their back they are willing to take direction.   They know, now, they are in good hands and someone cares about them. They submit to the will of the master. After they are broken in and trained, these horses, now worth much money are auctioned off as they display their mighty beauty and grace for the audience.

All children need a master in the beginning. Left to their own devices, they will try to get away with everything. They are like wild horses with no direction or loyalty for a master.


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