Should we negotiate and bargain to get what we really want? Clearly a house purchase, a new salary/job and an antique clock would expect some negotiation. But should we also bargain with our loved ones over which film we watch, where a sofa should go or ‘time off’ to exercise/watch sport/paint nails? And our kids, they operate wholly on negotiation in order to get homework or piano practice done. I felt fully relieved (as queen of all negotiation in this house) to read that child experts (whoever they are) actually encourage negotiation. ”The negotiation between parents and kids can actually be a great learning experience for your kids,” says one author. She explains that if you don’t negotiate, your children may not learn how to deal with conflicts constructively. So, RT this blog and I will promise to make a chocolate cake tomorrow!