Meghan is the parenting columnist for the Washington Post and a certified parent coach. She is the mother of three daughters and lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area. You can follow her online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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There are so many places to get stuck while parenting: From power struggles to chores, from sassiness to ignoring, there is no shortage of ways and reasons to struggle with children.
Before you can deal with the drama of your children, you must figure out why you are struggling with your children.
Key questions to ask yourself about why you are struggling:
- Am I having the same struggle over and over about the same topic with my child and expecting different results?
- Am I angry, resentful, or sad about something from my childhood?
- Am I always disagreeing about parenting with my partner?
- Am I