Doctors Brian and Giuseppe speak with Dr. Gordon Neufeld about chronically inflexible, bossy, defiant kids and those who need to be the boss. Topics include:
- What are alpha children and how do they develop?
- What kinds of problems arise for alpha children?
- Why are some alpha children at risk of becoming bullies?
- What can parents do to increase their kids’ willingness to be directed?
You can find out more information about Dr. Neufeld and his approach at the Neufeld Institute.
Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.