My 9 year old daughter seems to be making an activity at the moment of starting world war three with me. Any intruction I give or advice I give to correct her mistakes or misbehaviour is met most times with surlyness, anger and resentment and from the smug/indifferent look on her face at tmes, I know that most of what she says at the moment is designed to suck me into an arguement so I can waste time on a battle of wills. Then she has a change of heart presumably when she sees what effect it has on our relationship and does a complete turn around and is as nice and well behaved as possible to make up for it. My question is, how do I get her to see and follow the better way of doing things when she's in this frame of mind, and during these phases since she seems to have a bee in her bonnet about me in particular, should I stop banging my head against a brick wall and just ease up and back off until it passes?
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