Hello everyone, I'm a mom of twin 8 yr old girls and I'm in need of advice. Today at my in laws one of my girls was playing doggie and she let one of her cousins put a leash around her neck and walk her around like a dog. She likes to play this game a lot and she has a group of friends at school that she plays this same game with. A few weeks ago she came home from school with grass stains on her knees and when is asked what happened she said she was playing puppy. I told her she could play but not to drag herself around and ruin her clothes. I asked if the other girls that played were also crawling around the ground on their knees and she no it was just her. I told her to please stop.It really bothered me that she was the only one doing it. 2 weeks later she had grass stains again so I made her scrub the grass stains off in the bathroom sink. I figured that would make her stop. Today I found out she was wearing a leash and walking like a dog. I was so pissed off I yelled at her and sent her up to her room. I feel like I'm not doing my job and raising her to have self esteem and confidence. I asked why she thinks the other girls don't crawl around and wear leashes and she said probably because they don't want to get dirty. It really bothers me that she's the only one doing this. Am I over thinking this too much? I want my girls to be confident and assertive. Any advice would be appreciated. I've been a SAHM since they were a year old.
on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM