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When Your Child Argues: A Blessing in Disguise?

Challenging a parent is an important life skill that can help a young person learn to make better decisions, and more.

By Susan Kurlander, Health Educator

I was sure these would be the final minutes of my victory in my son’s heated attempt to talk me into letting him go on the ski trip.  I knew I had the upper hand—I had refuted, or so I thought, all the reasons he presented in his favor. But then, he threw a zinger at me:  Didn’t I remember my promise to him that he could use some of his bar mitzvah money to do something he really wanted to do?  Read more

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