This past week has been rather challenging for me as a parent. Emma turned 4 in June, but this week I have honestly felt I am dealing with a teenager. The poor attitude, talking over me, back answering, refusing to do anything, including her beloved swimming lessons. I have been at a loss as to why and how to deal with it. She is 4 !!The more frustrated I get the more she thinks it's funny. So I have pulled back and started to ignore the behaviour. She hates being ignored. Finally this morning she has started to calm down and apologised for being naughty.
I have stood my ground and followed through on no sushi and ice cream ( our post swimming treat) and even cancelled a play date. But it has all washed over her really. She continues to bounce along as normal. Very strong willed this one.
My Dad arrives tomorrow for the weekend ( I am having a girls night tomorrow) so hopefully the change of authority figure might help.
Heaven help me as she gets older!! .
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