Do you think that a 9 year old should be able to get himself ready for school without any help from you? and if they think they need your help all the time what would you do or say? Do you think there might be an underlying medical problem?
Answer by scout_mom at 9:52 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 7:06 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
My girls are 9 and 10 and they pick out their own clothes (with my approval) and dress themselves, they fix their own breakfast. The only thing I do is wake them up and I'm thinking of buying them their first alarm clock. Sounds like he is manipulating you a bit. What kind of issues are you having?
Answer by luvmygrlz at 7:08 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 7:13 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by Anna92464 at 7:20 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by mompam at 7:41 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by dubewife at 7:16 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by skyhaven at 8:11 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
My twin girls are now 11 and get ready themselves but at 9 they still needed help with doing their hair. Their hair is very curly and hard to manage and even still they ask for help sometimes with it if they want it braided or something. As far as picking out their own clothes and making their beds, pouring their own cereal or making toast etc and getting backpacks ready they handled all that fine at 6 or so. Nothing wrong with independence but it's also okay to baby them sometimes:)
Answer by Luuckymommy at 12:32 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by dubewife at 7:18 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
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