As a kid you always think that your parent not only plays favorites but has a favorite. They always take one child's side, always give in, overlook, coddle, and just plain treat them better. Of course as a kid it was my baby brother. My parents always took his side, blamed and punished me. As an adult, that's another story. I'm my mom's favorite hands down.
You think I would be better at raising a strong-willed child seeing as she is a carbon copy of me. She doesn't do it to be defiant, or rebellious, to impress her friends or act out. She doesn't do it in a malicious way or to prove a point. She does it because it is in her nature. It's part of who she is, just like it was in my nature at her age.
Don't let this cute little face fool you, she will tell you exactly like it is. The other day while getting ready for bed, she brings up ideas for the weekend. She informs me that she wants to have a quiet relaxing family day. "That sounds great", I think to myself, "I can deal with …
Being a parent is hard work, you have these little beings observing your mannerisms, character, word choice and actions. You want to teach them to do right and be kind. There is a balance between friend and disciplinarian, between structure and individuality, between helping and