Melissa - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
We have four children between the two of us. I have one daughter - age 6; he has two daughters 6 and 12; and we have a new son 9 weeks. We try to always give each child their own time and make each one special, at the same time, keeping things fair. My problem is with his youngest daughter. She is so lazy and whiny that I find myself wanting to roll my eyes all of the time! I find it so hard to keep things fair between my 6 year old and his 6 year old when I think she just needs to be scolded once and a while! For example, she seems to have a accident at least once a week in her pants while she plays. Now, my daughter knows that this is unacceptable and knows that she will get in trouble if this happens. His daughter will do it, feels bad about, he gets mad at her and yells but it doesn't ever seem to do any good! Do you think it is just different parenting styles or do you think she is just doing it for attention?