Ruby had a playdate with her friend Tabitha today. Tabitha just got a new puppy. and has a really cute chihuahua, and italian greyhound already. instead of praising her mom for letting her play so long, or comment on how much fun she had or how cute Tabitha's dogs are, all i get is--
"WAAAA----i need a dog---tear, sob, we have to get a dog!! im lonely , i cant live my whole life without one---etc, etc.
ENOUGH ALREADY!!oh the drama........what is up with this newfound 7 year old drama? she is totally acting like a teenager all of the sudden. with ultimatums, guilting, Bratty tactics. i am in disbelief. and i know what your thinking........probably that im too indulgent of a parent, or that i have been spoiling her or else she would not act like this.
i promise----i have tried her entire life to NOT spoil her. to have limits, and discipline.
im sure that im not perfect. but can someone tell me----is this just normal 7 year old behavior?
i have heard a lot of other parents say that it is. but wow!! i need a plan people.
someone tell me how i can emerge from this in a positive way?