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Published: Tuesday, May 20 2014 4:45 p.m. MDT

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jeanie
orem, UT

When my kids were about this age I went on a total strike. I had had it with their indifference to anything I said (kind of like I talked but no actual sound came out of my mouth) their arguing and their complaining. I announced that it was plain to see they were not interested in having a mom and so I was going to take a break and do what ever I wanted that day. I was not in charge of their meals, transportation or dispute settling. It was fantastic. I napped, read, puttered around at my leisure while they struggled to manage themselves without my involvement.

The next day they were different children and somehow my voice returned!

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

So this is where passive aggression is taught in Utah culture?

Good to know.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Horten the Elephant's words come to mind. I meant what I said and said what I meant because an elephants word is 100%. Moms word is something you could bank on it. Mom the most trusted name in the world.

jeanie
orem, UT

I AM 2 LDS,
Considering the mom in the article lives in Boston maybe it's a Bostonion thing as well. Either way, the appropriate lesson came through and no one is worse for the wear. : )

Lasvegaspam
Henderson, NV

I AM LDS 2: Go ahead; name-call and label it whatever you'd like, but this mother's example of identifying, then dealing with and, finally, actually changing behavior serves as a model for all of us who parent. That is, for all of us who seek for wisdom and are willing to dedicate the time required to help our children become better individuals.

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