Holly - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
Okay, so my SD (almost 7 years-old) is usually the perfect child (I know a lot of people say that, but she literally gives us almost no problems and is a generally great kid), but she has started doing this one thing lately. She'll ask me something (such as "Can I have ice cream?") and my answer will be "no" (for example "No, you cannot because...). She will then proceed to find her Dad and ask him the exact same question - and he usually says "yes." He is almost always in another room, so he didn't hear my question. She and my husband were together just them for almost a year before we met (her mother ran out on them) and as a result she is a big daddy's girl and he can't say "no" to most things she asks for. It finally got to me the other day and I got very upset with my husband for being such a pushover and with my daughter for going behind my back. I do not want a repeat of last night where we all went to bed upset and me feeling like a bad guy. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this?