Some of you may remember my post about my 8 year old daughter needing deodorant. I gave her the American Girl Body book the other day and explained how the book was private and not to discuss any of that stuff with her friends.
Well, one of my best friends (whose daughter is in my daughter's class) just texted me that my daughter BROUGHT the book to school today and looked through it with her friends. I am mortified.
I asked my daughter if she brought the book to school and she told me she did. I asked who she showed it to and she told me a friend's name (not the same friend whose mom texted me). I asked her if she showed the book to anyone else and she told me she didn't. I was fuming so I told her that I knew she was lying and asked her again. She still said she didn't show it to anyone else. I flat out asked if she showed it to her other friend (my friend's daughter) and she said yes. I asked her what page she showed to the girls and she told me she didn't remember. I refused to take that answer and told her to figure it out. She then "remembered" and shared correct information.
She promises she hasn't showed it to anyone else and they haven't looked at any other pages. I emailed the teacher apologizing and asked for an email address of that other mom so that I can contact her. I already apologized to my friend who contacted me initially and she is fine but wanted me to know so that my daughter doesn't bring the book again.
So... my question is... I think I handled it with the teacher in case she hears anything and will reach out to that other mom once I get her email. But, how should I handle it with my daughter? She lied to me twice and deliberately did something I asked her not to do. I asked her if she knew the book is private and if she remembered me talking about it being private and she said that she did. Sigh.... I took the book away and told her she is not allowed to discuss any of it with any of her friends tomorrow. But what about the lying part and the part where she took it to school when she knew she wasn't supposed to? What the heck do I do???