Posted in Behavior, Big Kids, Relationships

I’m struggling, I am the mother to an extremely bright 7 year old daughter and we are fighting

Anonymous

I am so blessed to have the daughter I have but it seems to me she is trying to anger me. She is doing the opposite of whatever I say and seems to want to test even the most basic requests I make of her ( brush your teeth for example) I know it’s not important for me to be her friend but I don’t like this path we’re heading down and was wondering if anyone had dealt with this and how did it all turned out?

  • Lynn
    Apr 10

    I have a son that did this to me and the first thing I can tell you from what I've read is that you are not friends! You are the parent and she is the child. Don't beg, negotiate or ask her like she's doing you a favor (this was difficult for me). And she will respond to you. She will depend on you. Friends are a come a dozen but a mom...is special. Embrace it. Good luck - it is a forever changing struggle.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 10

    I recommend reading the book how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 19

    Thanks got the audio book and scream free parenting lol