Children Who “Talk Back” Become more Successful Adults!

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Talking back. Most parents hate it. It pushes buttons and drives everyone nuts.

1. Nevertheless, what if pushing or talking back is essentially good for childhood growth?
It is!

children-talk-back-1The experts agree this behaviour is really developmentally healthy for kids. Clinical psychologist Kelly M. Flanagan explains that “the incapability to say “No” — the incapacity to set personal boundaries — is one of the most common, treacherous causes of human suffering. “

Psychologist Joseph P. Allen, who headed a scholarship at the University of Virginia, says: “We tell parents to think of those quarrels not as an irritation but as a critical training ground.”

Children push back when they are trying to gain some control over their lives. Negotiating is a critical ability adults need to own, and kids are just practicing with their parents. It is better they practice with a parent than carelessly follow an adult or peer into trouble.

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