Our little princess is seven years old today! She was born in the evening, roughly seven years and three hours ago as I write this post.
She’s been getting up an hour earlier, that’s about 06:00, for the last three days just in case it was her birthday and she could open some presents! Ouch!
She told me the other day that she preferred me to drop her in the school yard and let her go in and get herself ready on her own (rather than going in with her and helping) because it made her feel “more grown up”.
Last spring we bought her some rollerblades. She tried it but didn’t really make any serious progress. About two weeks ago I came home to find her rolling around the apartment like she’s been in secret training for months. No idea where that came from, she just woke up one day and knew how to blade! Hoping for similar miracle with the bicycle this spring/summer.
She just got a “gold star” equivalent at school for being one of the best two readers in her class – and she didn’t even tell the teacher she can do the same in English as well (almost)!
According to some book we’ve got, the behavioural issues with children of this age include:
- Peer Pressure
- Challenging rules
- Anti-social behaviour
- Fear of failure
We’ve got our fair share of those. Words like “no” or “I don’t want to – I’m not going to” are being heard a lot more than they used to be. Fair enough, she’s growing up and we need to adapt.