2 min read.Updated: 13 Dec 2014, 12:55 AM ISTGouri Dange
Completely denying the truth or telling her a 'cleaned up' version is only playing with her mind further
Our nine-year-old daughter recently saw her mother pick up a kitchen knife and try to injure herself after an argument with me. Nothing serious happened, and I stopped my wife (she has done this before, she tends to be dramatic, but never in front of the child). But our daughter has been tense and asked about it weeks later. My wife simply denied that there was any such incident, and maintained that she was just cleaning the knife and testing its sharpness or some such thing. At one time, she told our daughter that it was to get me to pay attention to what she was saying. She insists that I too maintain this position. What do you advise?