Monday, April 5, 2010

What's good for the gander is good for the goose

The Roo-girl once told me that I am tougher on her than I ever was on her older brothers.

That I yell more. That I am stricter. That I never got all over the boys for stuff I get all over her about.

(Continued at Mid-Century Modern Moms)


LceeL said...

This is how I commented there:

Even if she reads this one, she still won't see it. It's the thing about adolescents - and adolescence. Kids learn - teens go through this whole RESET thing, and then adults learn. It's the same thing with familial relationships. Kids love, teens try to bury the love in favor of independence, and then adult children love, again. You just gotta hope she doesn't bury the love too deep.

Pamela said...

I think parents are tougher on their girls then they are on their boys.

red pen mama said...

I will have to remember the "complete plan". I don't think enough parents take the consideration for themselves into account! I already do with my 3 and 5yos. Like, "I fed you, now it's my turn to eat. Stop climbing on me." "Mommy needs 5 minutes on the computer alone." etc., etc. If I don't take a stand now, it'll be harder to take later!

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