Why Kids Talk Back and How to Make it Stop!

Your child screams, “I hate you!” She rolls her eyes and tells you, “No!” You feel your composure slipping away as she spits out her final words. In one fell swoop she has made you feel enraged and completely ineffective. You wonder, where did I go wrong? And why on earth does she feel she can talk back to me?

Does your child talk back? When kids talk back it can make you feel ineffective and enraged. Learn why they do this and how to get it to stop!


Relax. You are not alone. You are being indoctrinated into a well attended club. A club no one wants to join, but we all wind up there.


Kids talk back for many reasons. Once we figure out what those reasons are we have the holy grail on how to make it stop.


Click the video below and let me help decode the behavior for you:

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Other Articles/Resources to Handle Kids Who Talk Back:

Use These 4 Quirky Tips to Get Kids to Listen Without Correcting Them!

Child therapist’s Secrets to Listening

Turn Your Child’s Attitude into Gratitude: 4 Tips to Teach Your Kids to be Grateful


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2 responses to “Ask the Child Therapist Episode 33: Why Kids Talk Back and How to Make it Stop!”

  1. Nena says:

    Good tips Natasha! Tough love sometimes is really effective. We need to teach our kids respect. Not just towards us but to all the people they interact with. Respect begets respect. I like the “be robotic” tip. That’s really neat.

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