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Compromise is Not the Same as Giving In

"Be consistent." That advice rang in my ears often in the early years of parenting. Be consistent. Make a decision and stick to it. Do not waiver. Do not change your mind. Be firm. Be strong. It's still good advice, but somewhere in the battle to be firm and consistent I somehow made compromise the bad guy. To discus, to negotiate, to compromise was akin to wavering, to being soft, to giving in. But the problem with that view is that it sets up my child and I as enemies. It … [Read More...]