As children grow, they continue to need their parent's love and attention, which is normal and healthy for children.
One of the most favorite tools to meet these needs is something that we call a "heart to heart moment". This is one of the most direct ways of sharing moments with your child. It is when we respond from our heart to our kid's heart. It's when we stop what we are doing and we give them our 100% undivided attention. It's really being present and being in the moment.
There will be instances that it will be difficult for some parents to meet these needs especially if they are busy working. But through simple gestures, you can implement a heart to heart moment with your kids. To a child, time is attention and attention is love. By simply looking up when she calls, making eye contact when she speaks, and responding to her question with interest, makes her realize that she matters, and makes her feel loved, appreciated, important and special.
Guess what, when children feel all of these good feelings, their need for misbehavior reduces and all the power struggles decreases.
Lastly, wen you are present with your child in the moment and respond with warmth and appreciation, your child will grow up feeling secure and loved.