According to psychologist Leea Mattila, in the midst of a defiance situation, it is pointless to try to raise a child, but the most important thing for an adult is to try to empathize with the child’s feelings and thoughts.
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Psychologist and another developer of the Defy to Connect online course Leea Mattila:
“Willingness and defiance are related to a child’s development of differentiation, which is an important stage in growth. The will of a defiant child does not have to be rolled over from the principle, but can sometimes be surrendered.
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