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16 Signs You’re Raising A Strong-Willed Child

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Strong-Willed Children Are On Their Own Timeline

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Parents are often stressed out about milestones and hitting those moving goals that we take way too literally. The problem with this is that when our kids don’t hit that, or when they struggle, we automatically get worried. The funny thing about strong-willed children is that no matter how smart and prepared and awesome they are at whatever it is they’re trying to do — they won’t until they are ready. That’s it, with no leeway. Strong-willed children do things on their own timeline whether that’s getting up to clean their room like you asked 3 hours ago… or finally figure out how to wipe their own butt.

Are you raising a strong-willed child? Let us know your struggles and what’s working in the comments.

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