‘Finish everything on your plate.’ ‘Give uncle a kiss.’ ‘Take the swimming class.’Kids don’t know what is the best for them. So, parents have to do the honours and force them into things, essential for their well-being. Even if it means pushing too hard too young.Sounds true of you as a parent?
Contrary to the popular perception, forcing children to do things can backfire. Here are a few cases in which using force with kids could be an ineffective approach.