Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Putting boobs in babies' mouths!
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I feel for you. I went thru this with my dd, now 5.5, and it was very difficult. For her, I found that I had to be more of a disciplinarian than I was being. The thing that struck me about your post was that you said you want to please your dd. I think that may be the trouble. I'm the same way. I want her to be happy, not uncomfortable, etc. I'm finding it's better to make sure her problems are not my problems and that she bears the responsibility and consequences. I really had to make myself, "be the parent", and I swear she almost seemed happy after I'd enforced some consequence, after she was done throwing a fit, of course! ( I would do a roll eyes smilie here, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet!)
SMC to Sophia, age 15, and Eleanor, age 9, and mother hen to too many nursing students to count!