‘I hate you!’, ‘You don’t love me!’, ‘You love Sam more than me!’, ‘You are such a bad parent!’, ‘Get out of my face!’, ‘You only think about yourself!’. These are just some of the phrases we might hear from our kids when they talk back at us. Any of these ring a bell for you?

Don’t take it personally…it has nothing to do with you!

And it REALLY hurts to hear this sort of thing from someone we love so much, especially when we feel that we do so much for them but often get little appreciation or respect in return.

Why do they back talk?...