Amelia is becoming increasingly more independent.
She has always wanted to be a big girl but now she wants to do EVERYTHING by herself. She picks out her own outfits and dresses herself. If I try to help at all she gets really mad and screams, “Amelia does it all by herself!” I love the outfits she creates my only complaint is that she still refuses to take pictures for me!
I try to give Amelia as much freedom as I can because there are things she has to do like take her asthma medication. This has been the hardest part of her having asthma. We are still using a nebulizer because we can usually get her to sit still if we put TV on. But she has to sit still for 10 minutes which is very hard for her. She knows how to do an inhaler but some days when she is feeling extra feisty she refuses to take it. I am trying my best to honor her independent spirit because it’s one of my favorite things about her but some days the whole situation just makes me feel like the worst parent in the world.
Occasionally, we end up bribing her to take her nebulizer with lollipops which I hate doing. I don’t want her to need gifts in order to do something that she may have to do multiple times a day… but I also want her to take the medicine that could prevent her from having to go to the ER again.
Any tips on getting a stubborn child to take medicine?
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