Kesaiserris - posted on 07/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 6 year old daughter always wants to go out. Last night we came back from vacation. We went to an amusement park, tropicarium/kid science center, and did some sight-seeing as well. The days were long and busy. She went to bed later than normal and was exhausted on the train ride home (we all were). She actually asked what we had planned for tomorrow and was absolutely irate when we said we're taking it easy. It is always this way with her we do lots of activities together festivals, nature walks, pretty much if anything free/cheap and for kids happens in town we are there but she still feels deprived. I actually have her in the after school program despite being a stay at home mom because of her high social needs. When we don't physically leave the house we play games inside, do educational activities, watch movies, paint/draw/make jewelry you know the usual stuff. We also talk a lot (she talks nonstop). She doesn't like being at home though and thinks its boring and that we are terrible parents not having epic plans everyday. I know we do a lot of activities with her because during a parent/teacher conference we received high praise for doing so many engaging activities and yet she complains nonstop to us personally. I want to do things with her and for her obviously but she seems like an ungrateful brat. She seems to believe it is our job to entertain her. How do you get a child to play alone? Stop taking everything for granted? And stop nagging?