If the “control force” is great with you, don’t turn it onto your spouse and your kids. Use it to control your own stuff – work, clutter, books, clothing or whatever, if you must. Just don’t turn that control beam onto the people you love as it will only move you further away from connection.
About Chaley-Ann Scott
Chaley-Ann Scott is a parenting author, sociologist, counsellor, and mother-of-four. She writes widely on parenting and education for various publications, and is the author of The Shepherdess; A Guide to Mothering without Control.