Kids Don't Listen Like They Used To -- And I'm Glad They Don't!

I have an 8-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, and I often miss the days when they were babies. They adored me then, and they would listen to everything I said. Nowadays, I get the emphatic, "No, I don't have to listen to you," every time I ask them to do something. My husband and I are constantly arguing over which approach is best to handle these rude kids. When we were kids, we never talked back to our parents.  If we did, we got the belt....more
I never have this kind of problem with my kids because I always treat them as my best ...more