just wanted to point out that i read "how to talk so kids will listen...", and i've read a number of the "love and logic" books. they're very similar in many aspects. the love and logic gives practical step...
i think there is nothing wrong with tantrums, and my kids are welcome to throw tantrums whenever they want...but i don't have to hear it. my kids know that they can throw tantrums, scream, yell etc anytime they want, as long as...
i thought it was pretty funny. of course i won't tell my daughter that.
and when she sees a random squirrel (anywhere, not just here at home) she often says, "maybe that's the squirel that ate my tights."
one more example - this one is real "natural consequences."
this happened about a month and a half ago. my kids were playing in the splash pool in the backyard, in their clothing, and eventually decided to take off...
Originally Posted by KristiMetz
Here's a question for you YiddisheMama - so what would you do if your daughter figures out that she enjoys vacuuming and starts spilling things just so she can vacuum them up? ...
thank you natensarah for understanding my post and not taking it out of context.
but let me give you another real live example and get an opinion.
also when my daughter was four...she emptied a saltshaker onto the carpet. ...
Originally Posted by riotkrrn
Withholding food in order to teach a lesson is punishment.
Withholding affection in order to teach a lesson is punishment.
Forcing a child to promise to "act sweet" in...
Just for the record, we are a non-vaxing, home-birthing, breast feeding (my 11 month old is still exclusively breastfed), tandem nursing (my 3 year old is still nursing), home schooling, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, organic...
Originally Posted by UUMom
I have a terrible ache in my heart thinking of that scared and upset little 4 yr old trying to wash the wall while the mother looks on knowing she's wasting her time. That's just so...