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Like Flog said, there is no magic painless way to do it. You just do it. Hopefully, your other parenting habits will lead your kid to conclude that once some genuine sadness and frustration have been expressed and vented, what you say sticks, and mealtime will be for talking and food, but not screens.


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Habits are hard to break. Unfortunately, there's no easy way aside from creating new habits. Simply stop all screen time. A 3.5 year old needs to learn how the relate to the real world. No screen will help with that. Just say no, we aren't doing that anymore. He may have a fit. You must be prepared to deal with that fallout. It will be uncomfortable, but it ...


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My short answer to your question would be - what are you trying to accomplish when you say you want to tell your parents that you don’t agree with their beliefs. As it sounds like they are quite conservative and headstrong in their beliefs, are you trying to: change/open their minds, make it a more comfortable for you to be in their presence? One primary ...


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"Being strict" is a pretty vague term. What your parents can legally do varies quite a bit between countries, but verbally pressuring/nagging you to do something and complaining/arguing when you don't perform the way they want is certainly not illegal anywhere as long as it doesn't escalate to actual physical or severe mental abuse. But surely the ...


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I recommend starting with acknowledging and accepting the feelings your siblings have toward each other (or in general). Specific acts do not have to be necessarily accepted. In particular, real physical fighting (as opposed to play fighting) should be off-limits in most cases. See more about this and many other useful tips in Faber and Mazlish (2012). ...


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Punishment is not something bad. Of course you should NEVER hit your children, but a stern talking too can show them you are serious and that they did something wrong. Other possible punishments could be temporarily taking away their toys/candy or put them on a seat they aren't allowed off. But besides punishment you can only ask them why they do it and try ...


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