Parenting Is Not For Cowards! Do you have a "war story" from your parenting? My daughter Alli (who now is married) was 15 months old at the time. She would not speak to me for nearly a month! We asked her why, but she would not tell us why. When my mom was over she asked Alli why she would not speak to me. She turned her head and said "can't like a dad." We decided I would do everything for All including feeding, bathing and changing her. She finally began to speak to me again, but we NEVER figured out why she would not speak to me. Another time she was naughty when I was leaving for work. I asked my wife to keep her in bed for 5 minutes for her disobedience. My wife called at 10:00 in the morning and asked me how seroius I was that she stay in bed for 5 minutes. I encouraged my wife to win this battle. She called back 5 minutes later to say that Alli had fallen asleep from the long battle. I can report that Alli is still a strong willed girl, but God is using that in a very powerful way! Don't give up. Do you have a story to share?