My Daughter has been having a rough time lately. The situation with her Father is very hard on her. Right after Chrismas she began to develope a vocabulary of hateful words. So far I have heard, "I hate you", You are a mean Mother", "Go away!", and told a friend who was visiting "you shouldn't have come." Is this age appropriate? She will be turning 5 at the end of February. I am at my wits end because on one hand I understand her frustrations and sadness can be a part of this new attitude but on the other hand I can't let her think that this is acceptable behavior. It's like all of a sudden I have lost control of my child. She fights me endlessly on everything! I will tell her she can't do something or have something and I will explain why but she keeps on demanding over and over again. Not asking, DEMANDING! I never give in and I always follow through so it's not like she has learned that I'll cave if she pushes. I do know that her Father is EXTREMELY strict so maybe she is revolting against him through me? Anybody out there that has any advice for me at all???!!!
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