Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
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Yes, I think it's important to understand and respect the feelings behind it. Sometimes DD is a bit introverted and really needs her space. The only way she knows how to say this is "No! Daddy Leave!". Of course, I don't want her being rude. I tell her that it's okay to want some space. Then I give her words like "I need my space, please" and explain that what she was doing is hurtful words, impolite, etc. So when she's being bossy, I try to figure out the underlying motive, then give her "nicer" words to use to express that.