HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
III. TECHNIQUES
29. Too Much of a Good Thing
fr_11401a_1XXIX. TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
Just give them a little more of it than they wanted. This takes away some of the pleasure they were expecting without their understanding why. It changes their relationship to their Mom, who is now unexplainably pushing them toward what Moms usually oppose; and it takes away their own sense of control, since it is now Mom who calls the tune. Behind this, below the level of awareness, is the hidden threat of being overwhelmed. This tends to Trigger Resistance (see next Chapter). All in all, a very subtle, very powerful, very simple strategy.

1. Nagging Mom
2. Getting Them to No You
3. Raw Knuckles

 

 

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