How to Be the Mom Your Strong-Willed Child Needs You to Be

I can clearly remember the day. When this beautiful, brown-eyed, curly-haired child – simply bursting with personality – walked into our home.

As if she owned the place.

I think she might have been all of four-years-old, but that didn’t seem to matter much. At least not to her.

Normally, such behavior would have greatly bothered me. But not this time. To be candid, I was charmed by the child.

But, oh, did this little girl dominate the room the moment she entered it.

My husband observed her for a mere few minutes before quietly pronouncing that she could "probably run a small country by the time she was ten."

And he was right.

She could have done it.

After Miss President-of-a-Small Country had run outside to play, I turned to my friend – the mother of said child – and asked how she did it. How she managed to be the mom of such a powerhouse.

And I'll never forget her reply.

"I am the brick-wall in Anna's life."

An answer which puzzled me.

What does being a "brick wall" have to do with anything? And more importantly, what does it have to do with being a mom to this child?

But I was about to find out.

Because I watched our young president run into her Brick-Wall mom throughout the afternoon.

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