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4 Reasons Why Controlling Parenting Doesn’t Work

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  1. I loved your article Darius. What really resignated for me was when you talked about how parents can inadvertently taint their child’s motivation foundation as a result of being controlling. I’ve witnessed this phenomenon over and over again with parents who choose authority over influence… this is especially true as the child grows older. Internal motivation can only be achieved when a healthy level of free choice is in play.

    • Thank you for your kind feedback, Brook! Yes, free choice is necessary in order for the child to develop an adequate sense of self, self-responsibility, self-trust, self-motivation, self-esteem, and self-interest.



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