Facing Your Own Bad Attitudes

How much of your child's bossy behavior is a result of imitating your behavior? Think back to when you were growing up. How would your parents have described you as a kid:

domineering, spirited, and assertive or more laid back, mellow, and quiet? How did your behaviors affect your relationship with your friends? How about how your parents interacted with you?

Has anybody complained about your being bossy lately? Who complained, and what did that person say? Do you ever tell people what to do without stopping to consider their needs or feelings? Do you use that bossy, domineering behavior toward your own kids? For instance, would they say you are more of a bulldozer, or do you see your behavior as assertive? Have you ever corrected your own domineering missteps in front of your child?

If you are guilty of being domineering, what domineering behaviors could you temper so as to be a better example of how to behave to your child? If not you, who else's domineering traits might your kid be copying? Your spouse or a relative? A coach or teacher? A sibling, cousin, or friend? A neighbor kid?

What is the first step you need to take in yourself to be a better example to your sons or daughters of dealing with their domineering behavior? Write down changes you need to make in yourself.

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