I’m not even sure where to start when it comes to my second born. She has ALWAYS been, from birth until now, a very strong-willed beautiful little girl. She is very stubborn, tremendously strong minded and very LOUD! She has presented me and my husband with countless obstacles. We struggled with all of the discipline methods we have tried with her. One of our biggest difficulties with her is her attitude and her constant defiance of our rules. Practically everything I ask her to do I receive the response, “I don’t want to!” or “NO!” or “Why?” My husband and I also struggle with her defiant attitude. She constantly talks back to us with her sassy mouth. She has even resorted to yelling back at us, stomping to her room and slamming the door to try to get her way. UGH!!! Nothing has come easy with her!
She is a very intelligent little girl and does excellent in school. Unlike her behavior at home, her behavior at school is very good! Why can she act like a precious angel at school, but be a little gremlin at home? Lord help me!
I would love for my relationship with my seven year old daughter to be enjoyable and I want us to be close to her. It would be fantastic to enjoy quality time together, but I feel like we can’t have a good relationship because I am constantly trying to correct her disobedient behavior. If there is a rare occasion we are getting along, we are usually engaging in one of her many activities and playing by ALL of her rules and she WILL win! 😳
I often sit back and go along for the ride, because I know deep down she will grow up to be a strong-willed amazing woman. I’m picturing her as a Judge Judy type, being a very successful woman that nobody wants to mess with! In the meantime, my hubby and I get our patience tested daily! There are times we just look at each other and laugh! We know no matter what we say or how we react she will argue with us! I’m so glad we have each other to lean on through this crazy fun life!
Cheers! To all the parents who have strong-willed children!