At what point do you give up the battle? You tell them the same things every day and you repeat the rules over and over and over again. For some reason there are certain things that never seem to sink in.
As a parent you always have to choose your battles. If something matters to you and you need to make sure they follow certain rules, you stick with it to the end. And then you have those extra things that you really wish they’d listen to, but ultimately it just adds to the battle.
Here’s the tricky thing. If you give up too easily, they start to catch on to your lack of resilience and use it their advantage. ‘Just keep it up, she’ll crack soon enough!’ It’s a test of your willpower and length of your fuse.