So, to give an example, this morning, we all had to get up extra early for my daughter to go to band....none of us are really morning people so its always rough no matter what. But this morning she was running late and we were all waiting for her in the van. When she got out to the van, my younger son was already in the front seat (she likes to ride in the front in the morning, he rides in the front in the afternoon) but since we were running late, I decided to just let him stay and told her to get in the back seat. Oh boy. She said "no", then stood outside in the cold with her arms crossed and said she was not getting in the car. That really grated my nerves! I told her to get in the van or she would be grounded all weekend. So she complied but not without lip. I told her how much I dislike the attitude and that we pay for her to do band every month and that if she didn't want to do it anymore, we would stop it. But the attitude has got to,go. Is this "normal" tween behavior? how do you tell the difference? And how do you deal with nit without feeling totally disrespected and being upset with them?
on Apr. 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM