A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Of 9 Year Olds and Vampires Update

The "happy" sequel to my previous post on this teeny weeny bit of drama in our otherwise humdrum family life.

I thought again about having a chat with the teacher and decided that maybe it was better that the 9 year old  deal with it herself first.
Children are children because they do immature, silly things... and they often don't think about the consequences of their actions. But also for my 9 year old's sake, I thought she needed to assert herself and gain some self-confidence and build some personal boundaries.

I told her that she was to tell the other 9 year old clearly that this was a topic that she didn't want to talk about. And if the other 9 year old were to persist, I advised my 9 year old to stop talking to the other child straight away and say so to that child. "Tell her that you won't talk to her until she stops talking about vampires."

I'm not sure if this was the best advice in the world but she saw it through and was happy with the result.

"I remembered your advice, mum."

Yeah, I hope that continues till adulthood...

At least she went to bed tonight without procrastinating or stalling.

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