I actually agree with a lot of what you’ve said except this: you don’t leave your child alone in a public place like Wal-Mart at the age of nine to see what they will do on their own. I guarantee they will behave childishly, you know, like a nine year old. Also, you don’t do it because there are too many perverts hanging out in public places waiting to snatch a kid.
By the way, I have an adult child, a teen and a ten year old. So its not like I don’t have a clue about what I’m talking about. And so far, no narcissists or rebelers at my house. And I pray to God it stays that way.
Well, better make sure you keep an eye on them at all times!
Especially the adult child.