My child argues with me all the time. What can I do?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Julie Greenlee offers advice on what to do if your child argues with you all of the time.

    Julie Greenlee

    Julie Greenlee, Certified Love & Logic Instructor.    Julie is currently Program Director at For Children’s Sake Emergency Diagnostic Center, a child placing agency specializing in therapeutic foster care, adoption, and residential treatment.  There she works with the most defiant children. She has received trainings on Childhood Differential Diagnoses, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Autism and Asbergers, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Children and Families with HIV/AIDS, and has become a certified facilitator of Love and Logic which is the philosophy and core that For Children's Sake uses to teach both parents, staff, and community members, on appropriate and effective ways to parent and discipline a normal to extremely defiant child.

    Host: My child argues with me all the time. What can I do?

    Julie Greenlee: This is a big one. If you have kids, you have probably had an argument or two with them. With difficult kids, it can go on and on and definitely drain your energy. I am going to teach you one line and that s all that you ever need and you will never have to argue with a kid again. All you have to do is say this, I would be happy to talk with you as soon as your voice sounds like mine, and the key is to walk away.

    We don t negotiate with terrorist and we don t talk to our kids when they are arguing at us. So, remember we simply say, I would be happy to talk to you as soon as your voice sounds like mine, and that s it. You won t ever have to argue with your kids again. You are now free and clear and can only spend time with them and have conversations with them, when they want to respect you.