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Old 11-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by badmisterkitty
When my kids lose it, I tend to be very sympathetic, and say things like "you're very sad/mad", "you're having big feelings", and immediately offer comfort and help - not the same as giving in.

What would be the appropriate thingn to say/do when she insists that I help her do something she is capable of doing herself, like picking out clothes and dressing? .
You could say that just don't have time even though you want to, but if she can help you do something else to save time you can help her. Is that even possible? This idea came from the Aha Parenting emails that I subscribe to.
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