My brothers wife is always on the go, needs to be the center of attention, not comfortable with routine and always changing things kinda woman.
The girls are 7 and 9. The 9yr old has a cell phone which I actually agree with since the kids are very often with babysitters and friends. She said she got the 9yr old a book about how her body will change. I assumed periods, boobs and so forth. I guess it goes into sex and everything. She let her browse through it herself. It became an issue at school because she mentioned it to friends without the content being properly explained to her. My sister in law thought it was funny and brought her adult toy business into the conversation with the guidance counselor. She said she should've got the counselor to host a party for her. Confused child and her concern is about business? Now she wants to do both their room in pretty much a teen theme. Boy posters and things like that. She already requested themes for birthdays and Christmas in the past. We all pitched in to get them Princess and Tinkerbell decor. Then seriously 2yrs later it was Hannah Montana that we all bought. 2yrs later it's all gone. She sold it again. Plain curtains, a poster or two on the wall with a character on it. They wear bras now. Still flat chested. They wanted padded ones and she was actually going to get them but didn't have the money. My brother said "hell no" when he heard.
I feel like she's rushing them. Let them be little. My son is almost 8yrs old but my daughter is only 8mos. My husbands sister has 4 girls and I know everyone does things different but is this "normal?" I feel like she's sending them the wrong message because her 9yr old was planning on doing a mock music video to Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night.' It just seems a little too much at times so I was just wondering what you all thought. She seems so anxious to push them into the next step and my husband says all she'll get is grandkids. He says next she'll have them wearing thongs.
So I'm not the only one that thinks this is weird. My mom thought it was odd that they even have most of the kids toys in the attic and are not accessible.
I also noticed that the age 9 is in the Tweens section of the categories. I know this is kinda long but thoughts please?
Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:23 AM on Mar. 26, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:20 AM on Mar. 26, 2013
Answer by ohwrite at 9:28 AM on Mar. 26, 2013
Actually, I think that's the best thing that could have happened for the girls out of that counselling session. This will give the counselor a good idea of what kind of parenting skills she has and what her priorities are.
I would totally support the piano lesson thing though, even if it's her wishing she had done it when she was younger. Nothing wrong with having a little musical background. Better than making mock Katy Perry videos, singing songs that have words that you don't understand and are totally inappropriate for that age group.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:34 AM on Mar. 26, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:23 AM on Mar. 26, 2013
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Answer by girlwithC at 12:06 PM on Mar. 26, 2013