With Thanksgiving and other winter holidays approaching and social gatherings increasing, many of us have begun to anticipate and worry about upcoming interactions with bossy family members and acquaintances. Instead of feeling the season’s gratitude and joy, we sometimes feel resentment at having to travel distances only to be hassled once we arrive at our destination. Or we feel burdened by having to host annoying people in our own homes.
Of course, our interactions with bossy people don’t only happen at this time of year; they occur year ‘round. And, mothers in particular seem to be easy targets for the bossy types who love to inform us how parenting “should” be done.
We all have the potential to be bossy and act so more often than we like to admit (I’m sure my husband, younger brother, and children would happily give you an earful about just how bossy I can be!)
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