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Here, from the book ‘Your Kid’s a Brat and It’s All Your Fault’ is advice on the most annoying kid behaviours and how to deal with them.

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1. Your kid bosses you around
1. Your kid bosses you around
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No matter how powerful we may be in our professional lives, the minute our child orders us to do this or that, most of us immediately obey.

Because if we don’t, our child will get upset and then who knows what explosive outburst will happen.

But even though agreeing may be the easy option, it’s not the wise thing for adults to do.

Children, especially younger ones, look to their parents to be the authority figures.

When your kid makes a demand, listen to what your child is saying, and respond appropriately.

Initially, your child will not be pleased by the switch, but this is the way it needs to be – and will be – in the long run.

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