8Negotiating with Your FamilyIf You Can Negotiate with a Two-Year-Old, You Can Negotiate with Anyone

Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children—not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.

AUGUSTUS Y. NAPIER

Negotiating with your children is not much different from negotiating with anyone else. Most of the time, if you treat them with the same respect that you would a friend or business associate, you will succeed not only in the negotiation itself but also in maintaining a healthy relationship with them. You can see this even when you negotiate with very young children. For example, when Cosmopolitan Group Publishing Director Donna Lagani ...

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