Back and Forth Games
Parents will often accuse children of playing games to manipulate. But, it is true that parents like to play games, too. Parents feel if they play these games they will “win” the child over to their side. Really? Children are not a prize to be won and they are not game pieces to manipulate on a game board. Children win when they have both loving parents involved in their lives to focus on their needs and keep them securely out of the middle of conflict and adult games.
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[00:00:01.350]Bye mom, I'm going to dad's house.
[00:00:04.170]What are you doing with the Wii?
[00:00:06.510]Taking it to dad's house.
[00:00:08.740]But like I got you that for Christmas.
[00:00:10.010]It's supposed to stay here.
[00:00:12.190]We're gonna play Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
[00:00:15.480]I'm gonna kick your tush.
[00:00:16.313]I'm gonna kick yours.
[00:00:17.700]No, it'll get lost, like your sweatshirt,
[00:00:20.280]or broken, like your blouse got torn.
[00:00:23.000]You're always buying her those expensive things.
[00:00:25.440]You make me look cheap.
[00:00:26.960]I don't have to try, you are cheap.
[00:00:29.830]Well, maybe if I wasn't forking out
[00:00:31.610]500 bucks a month child support,
[00:00:33.800]I could buy her those expensive things too.
[00:00:36.200]But, it's mine.
[00:00:37.560]It doesn't matter.
[00:00:38.570]I want it to stay here.
[00:00:40.990]Well, what are we gonna do all weekend, huh?
[00:00:44.290]Why don't you take her for a bike ride?
[00:00:46.470]All you guys do is lie around on the couch.
[00:00:48.390]No wonder you're so fat.
[00:00:49.610]Well, you're always buying her those expensive things.
[00:00:51.850]It makes me look horrible.
[00:00:53.110]You're not taking that with you, it stays here.
[00:00:56.840]They're playing the back and forth game again.
[00:00:58.680]I can't win.
[00:00:59.750]They do this all the time.
[00:01:00.940]It's more than just the Wii they're fighting over,
[00:01:02.980]I'm the one who's stuck in the middle.
[00:01:05.140]You're mean, and if dad's so fat,
[00:01:06.720]then he needs the Wii.
[00:01:09.010]And you don't need to buy me expensive things.
[00:01:11.470]How about just listen to me once in a while.
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