Does this sound familiar? You struck a deal with your teenage daughter that, if she went to a party Friday night, she’d clean her room the next morning. Saturday has come and gone, and her room is still a mess.

Children and teens like to get their way and often test their limits to see how far they can push you. Sometimes arguing is so tiring that giving in is the easiest option. The first step to ending the never ending tug-o-war with manipulative children is recognizing manipulative behaviors.

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