I am almost convinced that my six year old daughter was my mother in a past life and let me tell you, sometimes she is royally tee'd off to have the shoe on the other foot. She'll say things like "Don't you contradict me" or "You need to stop trying to boss me around." Some of it is ordinary kid stuff, I'm sure, but she seems to resent the very fact of my authority no matter how gently and respectfully I try to approach her. She just falls in to trying to tell me how to do things and when I need to do them as if it's an old habit. The other day she told me she hated me and I asked her why. She said, "Well, you said you hated me." Now I have never told her I hate her (in this life) and I said so. She insisted I had. She said,"You said, 'I hate you, Mama.'" That hit me like a jolt. I probably should have approached it more carefully but I just blurted out, "Was that in a past life?" She smiled in a funny prim kind of way, sort of like "now you finally get it" and said,"Yes, it was in a past life." I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. She may have just been trying to get under my skin but it sure would explain a lot of things if we did indeed share a past life where she was the mother and I was the unruly daughter. It would even explain why it bugs me so much when she tries to tell me what to do. Sure, it would be annoying anyway but if we have a past of conflict, that would really explain why I have such strong feelings as well. Has anyone else experienced this and how did you handle it? Were you able to find out more about that life or did it remain a mystery?