I would like a bit of advice. My daughter and I seem to be going through a difficult patch at the mo and would like to hear your experiences.
Since the birth of our second baby, who is now 2, and with the age gap between them 2, my attention drifted to baby and it is affecting my relationship w daughter. I am struggling to find common grounds to re establish a healthy relationship w her, as I feel she is constantly frustrated w me, and we always end up arguing. Any advice would be much appreciated. Any good books you can reccoment i could read?
Thank you all for your time. This is such a crucial time for her so I really want to make a difference!
I do things seperately with each of my daughters. I have 3 - a 10, 8 and 4 year old. My eldest likes to just hang about, sort out clothes, change her room about, go shopping (even grocery shopping) etc. She also is starting to be more independent - she sees her friends, goes out on her bike, goes to the shop etc. I try to "let" her do something new every few months.
I've also found that letting her be on her own, read/play/watch a film in her room has worked out really well, sometimes she just can't be bothered with us and just wants to be left alone. I stay away from anything that implies family enforced fun.