fingerMost kids are running the show these days.  Parents find themselves negotiating with their kids to appease difficult situations, spanking has been out of fashion for quite some time, and the “look” is gone.

When kids run the show entitlement takes center stage, a lack of managing emotions kicks in, and the inability to learn people skills results in a child that becomes a hot mess.

Back in the day, a mere look given to a disobedient child was powerful. It evoked fear which in turn allowed the parent to be in charge.  The wining, crying, sassy fits ceased and the parent was in control.  If your child has become a hot mess, ask your parents or grandparents about the look.  Simply put, it works.

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    Last reviewed: 22 Oct 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). The Look: The Power of Parenting. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/10/22/the-look-the-power-of-parenting/

 

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