Setting limits even if your child gets angry

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Setting limits even if your child gets angry

One of the biggest things you will hear constantly with your kids is, "Well, she can do it. She can have a cell phone. She can have a Facebook page. She can be on Twitter. She can go to a party and have a sleepover." My thing, as a mother, is to say, "You know what? That's her mother's decision. I'm the mother in this relationship and you have to do what I say." I'm okay with making a few compromises, but there are some absolutes. Particularly in this day and age with social media and the way that people can get to your children and the way that people have access to your kids, in a way that they never did before. Particularly, with cell phones and social media, like Facebook and Twitter. There are all kinds of things that can happen that your child doesn't necessarily understand. It's up to you -- Put on the big girl panties and understand that you are the parent in this relationship. What you say goes. They are going to be mad at you, but, so? Be mad. But I'm going to keep you out of trouble. I'm going to keep you out of trouble by helping you navigate this until you are old enough to understand what the dangers are and keep yourself out of it.

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Denene Millner

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New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage,, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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