Children can be difficult to deal with and can refuse to comply when an adult asks them to do something to a most frustrating level.
I have a student who has decided he won’t do as I asked concerning a habit he needed to break. And what is more I couldn’t make him.
My initial response was to let him have his way. It wasn’t worth the trouble but that was the wrong approach.
I am the adult and know the reason why I am asking him to change.
I accepted I couldn’t make him and told him so but he was not to behave that way in tutoring sessions because I have his best interests at heart. I would continue to urge him to change.
What was all this angst about?