Kids use the silent treatment as a way to get you to leave them alone and to push your buttons. Here is what most parents don’t realize: the silent treatment is giving your child a feeling of power and control over you.
What’s behind your child’s thinking? Usually, they’re angry or embarrassed. In fact, often you’ll get the silent treatment when your child has done something wrong and knows it. They use the silent treatment to blackmail you emotionally.
(If your child’s silent treatment is sudden and unexplained, be aware that there may be an underlying abuse or a medical issue.
The hard part for parents is that the more you make an issue of it or act like it’s painful or annoying to you, the more your child is g ...Read more