19Tears Make Her Give In


Most of the time, when mom says no, kids aren’t so eager to give up. After all, one of their best abilities is to work mom and dad down—especially if mom said no to something they really want. However, when it comes to mom, kids often know the way to

get her to say yes is to turn on the water works. Of course, if your child is crying because they’re legitimately upset, that’s one thing. But it’s another scenario entirely when they start crying to manipulate you or get you to give in. If you find yourself often acquiescing because someone’s tearing up, you just might be too soft for your own good—and theirs.

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