My daughter is 6 1/2 years old and overnight she got independent.
September 4, 2009 2:19pm CST
I was wondering if this has happened to you. My husband walks our daughter to her room and I take my son to his classroom. WELL, she ditched him. She told him she wanted to go eat with her friends and was that okay. He said yes and she went with the other kids to eat. We are totally shocked. She would never leave our side and now she doesn't even say good bye. They sure do grow up fast.
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5 Sep 09
Hi Mommaj, she hasn't grown up too much. You should wait until she starts to look down on you and your husband, then that is a sign that she has grown up. The point when kids tell parents that "you don't know anything" is a sign of mock maturity. I bet she will ask you to hide in your cave and dont come out. She may even start to make decision on what you wear and how you eat.
6 Sep 09
haha, the other day I overheard one tiny little gal scolding her mother oh. That tiny little gal was just five or six years old, still in kindergarten. She blamed her mother, "why don't you discuss with me? You will not make mistake if you'd have discuss with me" The poor mother kept quiet oh! That little gal did all the talking, and poured out all the dirty linens! I think she must be the twins of your daughter in heaven, before they decided to come to Earth.
14 Sep 09
well, mine is a little simpler. had a crying toddler in school for two weeks till one day the moment he sat down on his chair he said, "mommy would now work at home. go now, mommy".
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5 Sep 09
This definitely seems like the age that our children suddenly get independent. My daughter has done the same thing and she is going to be seven in December. There was a time last year when we had to walk my daughter to her room every single day, then one morning she just suddenly said that she wanted to be dropped off at the gym instead of us parking the car and walking in with her. It sure was a change and one that I wasn't particularly sure that I liked. However, with her new-found independence, I've also seen confidence in her that I hadn't seen in the past.
• United States
4 Sep 09
Well, they do and they don't..... It seems that when they feel comfortable in their surroundings, kids will go off and have a good time. That is what your loving atmosphere has built for your child, a way to know when they are safe and happy. Independence disappears very quickly when the atmosphere is not so friendly. There is always a place for parents in the long run. It is wonderful to see your kids grow.