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'Sassiness' is byproduct of sit-com overexposure

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 1:55 a.m.

Q The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she apologizes, which tells me she knows she's talking disrespectfully to me. What do you think about 10 minutes of time out for this sort of thing? Also, on a recent vacation with another family in which there are two other girls around the same age, my daughter became very competitive. She constantly wanted to "race" to see who would be first, for example. Is this normal for this age?

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