“Strong-willed children, if brought up right, can have an incredible impact for God’s cause.  The key to strong-willed children is that they want to have some control of what’s going on in their lives.  Without surrendering one bit of authority as a parent, you can still let them pick what they want from a restaurant menu, the outfit they want to wear, which bed they want to take a nap in, and so forth.  Choose your battles carefully or it will become one high controller pitted against another.  In most cases, you’ll lose.”