Parent Discipline Tips for Sassy Attitude, Smart-Mouth Kids

My oldest child was the poster child for strong willed. She freely (and proudly I suspect) admits this. All my kids have smart mouths and sassy attitudes--even as adults. Happily, they're learning to put attitude to healthier uses (besides just driving parents crazy). Got sassypants children? Here are attitude taming tips from a 25-year mom of four. But be warned, I've got a soft spot for mouthies (at least now that they're mostly grown!) I don't advise making excuses for them or letting them be obnoxious, but I also don't recommend quell the attitude. Just channel it in healthier (less annoying) outlets. Read more Parent Discipline Tips for Sassy Attitude, Smart-Mouth Kids

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.