Tia Leschke

> It's a very confusing scenario to be in when your kids really, really want
> something that you don't agree with.
> Their want doesn't go away in time if you try and ignore the problem, or
> just 'put your foot down' as the parent.
> In fact, putting your foot down just makes them want it more. Then it
> becomes a power struggle between you and your kid.

I may have told the story here about my older son and his friend, who wasn't
allowed toy guns. It was all he *ever* wanted to do when he came to our
house. Both boys have grown up to be quite non-violent.