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Your four-year-old demands a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. You sense a forthcoming meltdown and quickly evaluate your parenting-style options:
(1) Permissive: Say “yes” (then prepare to serve cookies for lunch and cake for dinner).
(2) Authoritative: Say “no” directly and firmly (then prepare to stand your ground as there will likely be a protest).
(3) Exhausted: Scream “never” (because it’s only 7:15 and you’re already exhausted).
(4) Denial: Pretend none of it is happening and...