He's actually gotten some help since he attacked me and I left, but he still displays some classic traits. Like the belittling, and the twisting of a situation to make it the other person's fault. (and the mean and nasty looks that clearly say, "you're stupid"
I don't allow this behavior from him if we are discussing our child, and I will call him on it and tell him to call me when he can have a healthy conversation.
Last night my daughter started with this kind of behavior. She had gone to a dance and come home wearing much less clothing than she had left with. I reminded her of the rules, which she said, "that's never been a rule," and tried to stare me down with that evil you're stupid look, filled with contempt.
It's a very strong, contemptuous look.
Her punishment is doubled for the manipulator and the lie.
I called her on it, told her it wasn't healthy, and she wasn't going to treat me that way.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by FXmomTo3 at 1:08 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Answer by mekarevell at 1:04 AM on Sep. 26, 2010