Someone once explained to me that parenting was like a giant beach ball. That is was a struggle to remain at the top and your child on the bottom. She said that your child would always try and spin the ball round to get on top. That as soon as you felt it, you had to take more control and get back on top. Really! How sad, a relationship full of power struggles. If I was on top, my child would be on the bottom, If I was the winner then my child would be the loser!