I'm a firm believer that kids picked up bad habits from other kids.
Who cares if I let a curse word slip if the kid at the playground has a complete and utter meltdown because his Mom told him no.
My kid won't remember the f bomb or repeat it but she will repeat a nuclear temper tantrum.
Normally, Roo is a great child.
Okay, maybe not angelic... but she is a great kid. She knows her manners, is polite and sleeps like a champ.
But she's never had these type of meltdowns until she started hanging around her cousin.
Her cousin is princess of all epic bad behavior.
And Roo is picking up all these bad habits and it's turning my wonderful child into a demon.
And since this kid is Roo's cousin, I can't exactly keep them apart.
I'm not really sure what to do about the situation.
I scold Roo. I wag my finger at her. I give her positive encouragement. I take her away from her cousin when she starts screaming.
It's so frustrating and exhausting at the same time.
She doesn't act out all day long, it's not that dramatic but when it does happen: watch out.
I want my sweet girl to come back.
Any suggestions on how I can prevent more foot stomping from occurring?
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