What is a power struggle? How can we recognize a power struggle?
Power struggles can be a normal part of parenting. A power struggle is when a child refuses to do something and kept saying "NO!" and the parent continues to insist on the child “Do it now" or "Yes, you will!". When children are forced to do something they don’t want to do,they tend to focus on their anger and may talk back to parents like "No, and you can't make me!" and it usually causes parent to heat up and think of their authority like "Oh, Yes, I can!". That's when we recognize we're in a power struggle and as a result, argument and temper flare carries on, which will eventually cause more resistance, delay the tasks, and worst create resentment, and distance between you and your child.
Power struggles can occur over everything from small to large issues. Thus, It is parents job to recognize what's going on and how to deal and avoid these struggles.
Remember, your child won't always do what you say, but she will always, eventually, do what you do.