Just wondering how you all react to this. Any catch phrases I can borrow :) I know this is probably just a normal part of challenging authority(DS is 4), but it gets to me nonetheless.
When I'm calm I manage to say "It's my job to make sure you are safe and healthy. When you make safe and healthy decisions for yourself, I will stop telling you what to do."
When I'm not calm it comes out something like " Ohhh, You don't even know what mean is!" OK, that probably isn't the best way to handle this. Nothing I say in this situation seems to make a bit of difference.