2 min read.Updated: 20 Jun 2015, 12:59 PM ISTGouri Dange
Let your child feel that her views matter
My 12-year-old daughter has been giving me critical feedback about my dressing or something I may have said to a neighbour or relative which she thinks was rude or odd, or about my cooking. She does it in the exact way that we have been speaking to her all these years—telling kindly but seriously, and indicating firmly, that whatever the behaviour is, it should be modified. Some of my friends and my husband thinks this shouldn’t be encouraged and she should be ignored. I don’t want to do that, but neither do I want to get into an argument with her on these matters.