Growing quickly

by Jen Lee Reeves on October 1, 2008 · 2 comments

in Independence, jordan, October08

My strong-willed child is taking her ability to communicate to a new level. She’s getting pretty dominant in a rude way. Earlier this week I thought it was kind of funny when I went to check on her in the bathroom at school… And she yelled: Get out of here! I do it myself! Leave me alone!

It was rude, but I let her be. But now she’s yelling at me to get out of the room when I want to watch her smooch her brother during good night time… Or when I’m too close to her as she works on putting on a pair of pants. She doesn’t want help. Oy. I support her efforts to force her way into complete independence, but she’s got to tone down the rude attitude. So I’m trying to figure out ways to encourage her independence but tone it down and make it more responsible and polite.

By the way – that picture is of the kids on campus with me today. For some reason they’re almost figuring out how to pose together. I might actually get real pictures of the kids for the holidays if they keep this up!

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Jennifer Rodriguez October 2, 2008 at 6:10 am

When I was pregnant, I prayed and prayed for a strong child. I told my mom I wouldn’t know what to do with a child that was mild or quiet.. what on Earth did I do to myself?! Good luck!!! Let us know how it goes :o)

The kids are SOO cute.. love the pics!

twin power mommy October 4, 2008 at 8:56 pm

I always struggle with wanting to allow my kids to “express” themselves, yet not be disrespectful.

It’s a fine line…that’s for sure.

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