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Power Struggles.

Air Date: 10/16/12 Power struggles aren't unique to Parents and Children, they occur within many relationships, but for today's discussion we look at those between little ones and adults.  Power struggles can break out over just about anything.  When children are young, they tend to occur about bedtime, food, etc. and as they grow older they will occur about friends, clothing, and so many more.  Power Struggles are an inevitable part of living with other people.  And learning to exercise personal power is a part of a child growing into a healthy adult.  Toddlers and preschoolers are working on tasks like autonomy and initiative, which means they need to practice using their power.  And as they grow older they learn to make their own plans, limits, and stand up for themselves.  This week Cheryl points out how we can become victims without personal power and the importance of power struggles on this edition of Parenting.  Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or cheryl.erwine@sbcglobal.net.