"It's my way or the highway!"
Dear Dr. Borba,
We are really concerned about our eight-year-old daughter. She is so bossy around her friends. She dictates what she wants so things always turn out her way and let's them know in no uncertain terms what she wants. We know that someday her bossiness might turn into assertive leadership, but we're afraid if she doesn't tame her ways, she's going to end up very unpopular.
—Sheila, a mother from Denver, Colorado
Bad Attitude Act Out
"It's my house, so we're doing it my way."
"No, I won't see that movie. We're seeing the other one, so let's go."
"Give me your cell phone. We're calling my friends, not yours."
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