Kids are very clever and quick to learn and adapt. They are like small scientists. Curious about everything that goes on around them and always on the lookout for alternatives, options and opportunities. And of course looking for means to get their own way! And that is how it should be.

Therefore, children quickly learn that over time certain behaviours (emotional blackmail, tantrums, screaming, begging, negotiating etc.) will get them what they want, or get them out of what they don’t want to do.

I am sure we have all been there; our chi...