Angela - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )
I have an amazing 13 year old girl who is a gifted child, great in school, very social & quite a personality to live with. BUT, we are constantly having to drive homework, gym clothes, LUNCH box, into school. She is constantly forgetful when having to organize herself for things that are routine and also for sleep overs, trips, etc. It makes us CRAZAY!
SO, my question is: Should we always bail her out, or, let her learn her lesson the hard way?
We feel awful by simply NOT catering to her when she needs items that she has absentmindly left behind again & again, but maybe that's why the cycle doesn't break? She knows we will "fix" the problem? Help!