Reply to 4 yr old power struggle

Dont engage in the power struggle. Offer options you're comfortable with and then give them a chance to choose. Let them know that if they dont choose you will choose for them. And then just follow through. But also consider whether ots worth the fight and what your motivations are. In your example, why were you unwilling to brush his teeth in his bedroom vs the bathroom, but you were willing to let him brush his teeth in his bedroom? It's only a power struggle if you're both struggling for power just for the sake of power. I hope that doesnt come across wrong. Totally dont mean any judgement at all! Just mean to say that it's good to consider our motivations, too, when setting limits :)