It’s so annoying when you ask your child to complete a simple task, such as finishing his homework or putting his toys away in the cupboard, and his response is “why do I have to do that?” Life would be so much easier at home if he didn’t keep posing these infuriating questions. What starts off as a request for his support turns into a challenge, which can eventually explode into a full blown argument if tempers start to run high.
If you find that your child constantly challenges you with the “why do I have to do this?” question, don’t ignore it in the hope that somehow the problem will resolve itself. Instead, ask yourself the following questions.
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