Tracy Cooper tells us about how her daughters are moving through their fib phase.
I struggle with striking a balance between encouraging them to be independent (do your own laundry, run your own errands, make your own lunch) and not wanting to be unhelpful. After all, if I want them to do ME a favour, I should do them favours sometimes too, right?
Our street is the shape of a capital P, with our house near the bottom of the straight line. One day, I suggested to Mary that she ride around the loop by herself.
Davis has always wanted independence. He’s now eight, but wanted to dress himself and pick his own clothes at three.
Although we know that spanking is not the ideal way to deal with difficult behaviour, we find that this is often the only thing that works. Help me Sara!