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The Art of Persuasion (Collection) by Jonathan Herring, Richard Templar

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Chapter 12. How to argue with your children

Why is it that children can be more exasperating than anyone else? Most parents will have despaired of their children at some point:

“They just don’t listen. I can’t get them to do anything. It’s non-stop arguing.”

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. Parents inevitably have to treat children in a way they wouldn’t dare treat anyone else. Have you ever tried telling an adult they really ought to go to bed, or that their clothes don’t match? We don’t like being told what to do and it’s no surprise that children don’t either. Remember, children have their rights too. The ten golden rules apply just as well to children as they do to adults.

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