Parents can often find themselves stuck in arguments with their children, defending their right to make lasagna on a Tuesday. The argument starts with a simple request. Before you make that request, ask yourself whether it is a direction that NEEDS to be followed or if it is a choice. A common trap is asking your child to engage in behavior that is not a choice. Examples include "Are you ready to go to bed?", "Can you get your jacket on?", "Can you get your lunchbox?". If it'