Trinda - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
Normally my little girl is very sweet and affectionate. She can be the most pleasant kid to be around, but lately she's been having a really hard time about not getting her way. It's small stuff, like not letting her watch TV until she practices some of her writing or phonics, or not getting another cookie, or going to the free pool instead of the expensive pool with the slides. When she dosen't get her way, she says the most hurtful things. She'll call me a bad mommy, and say that I'm no longer her family, and that her dad and his wife are. I don't know how to respond. I don't want to spoil her just to keep from getting my feelings hurt, but it hurts to think that she may really want to live with him instead of me. Sometimes I want to tell her that he left me AND her, and he doesn't want the responsibility of a family, but I know that would not do any good, and probably hurt her a lot. So I just keep quiet, and go in the other room and cry for a while. After a while, she always comes back and says she's sorry. Has anyone else dealt with this type of thing?