Wanting to be in control is a a natural desire- it’s something we all want at times. However there are many things that children can’t or don’t have control over. Therefore that need becomes magnified. Take stock of moments that are appropriate for your child to exercise control and create those opportunities.
Examples: Create a list of meals your family will have within a given week and allow your child to choose what’s for dinner one night. If you’re having a family movie night, let your child choose between two options.