Originally Posted by BunnysMomma
II think that sometimes people here seem to be asking an awful lot of their kids when they expect that their kids can reason through things. Very emotional, tantruming children can't reason. Two or 3 year olds really can't reason. That's why young children need their parents to be in charge and teach them acceptable ways to express themselves, and that's why, in my humble opinion, talking to children in different ways than I would talk to my spouse is completely acceptable. Children and adults behave differently and they think differently, and I think it's respectful to children to acknowledge that. I don't advocate screaming, degrading, and being mean to children, but I also don't see ordering a child to do something they don't want to do as disrespectful of their personhood. Children usually can't see or understand the big picture the way adults do.
And another for BunnysMama. ITA.