Is your kid a natural leader or just plain bossy?
I was having this discussion with both of my girls yesterday. One is in 6th grade and the other is in 4th grade. DD2 is a natural leader. She has great reasoning skills, articulates clearly, easy-going, is empathetic to those around her. Everyone respects her, even when they differ in opinions. Her current teacher is always raving how she is a natural cheerleader. She is always bringing others up, always looking at the bright side of things.
We have deemed DD1 bossy. She doesn't respect people's opinions when there is a disagreement. She argues to the point of needing to win. She is quick to blame others instead of looking for solutions. She gets emotional and lately is using bad words. DD2 said, "I want the old Em back." Not sure if this is due to hormone changes or what. But we are making sure she is self-reflecting.
How about you? What are your kids like?