Controlling parents create cautious kids?
That's what my friend told me. She said kids with controlling parents are unconfident because they are afraid to make decisions that will upset the parent. I didn't have that problem so I get frustrated with SD14.
She says "I dunno, doesn't matter" when asked a simple question like what color of phone case she wants when she's the one who will be using it or if she's hungry or not- she'll be asked if she wants something to eat and she'll say "it doesn't matter." Sometimes I just make a decision and sometimes I don't get her anything at all.
We were in a store looking for swimwear for her (when she forgot to pack her swimsuit because she waited until the last minute to pack) and she wasn't interested in the regular swimsuits so was standing there on her phone instead of trying to find something. When I told her to pick something, she said she "will in a minute" and proceeded to stand there are argue with me when she was the one who forgot her swimsuit and cost us $75 for shorts and a sports top to swim in. She argues with DH a lot about procrastination, too. She has no problem making people wait on her but I think it's because she's so naive to anyone but herself.
I was a shy kid but I didn't have a problem making a simple decision. Am I just nitpicking?