Let’s jump right in with the parenting scenario that is perhaps the most frequently encountered: asking our kids to do something and getting a less than enthusiastic response. When we make requests of our children, they are usually practical demands related to activities of daily living – getting dressed, eating dinner, doing homework, getting to bed. Because what we’re asking is so reasonable and necessary, it makes it even more frustrating when our children resist. If we don’t want to get stuck in the same old power struggle, we need to try something different. How we respond to their resistance can be a true game-changer.