It usually happens when you least expect it and, more importantly, don't have time to deal with it. Something as simple as what you've made for breakfast or a request to turn off the iPad quickly escalates into an all out battle and you find yourself fighting with your child. How did we get here again? No one wants to have these fights with their kids, but as parents we realize there's a fine line between laying down the law and keeping the peace in our house. Every parent needs ways to end a fight with your child, because no one wants to feel like they're the mom that sends their child to time out every day.
Depending on the situation and the child, you might need a whole bag of tricks to stop those fights. What works for one kid might not work of another. Saying "it's my way or the highway" is not going to cut it when you're going head to head with a fiercely independent child that knows exactly what she wants. So having a few different ways to diffuse an argument will help end those battles and restore peace in your house, at least for a little while.