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post #21 of 177
Do not lick me, and

Do not sniff my butt.
post #22 of 177
"Please masturbate in the privacy of your bedroom."
post #23 of 177
It's not my job to discipline your imaginary friends.
post #24 of 177
LMAO!! These are great!

We have the No Naked Butts at the Table Rule too! (I've had to enforce that one a LOT lately, 3 yr old is potty learning and as soon as she's naked my almost 6 yr old gets naked too.)

We also have the following:
You may not bite or lick the dog.

Only kiss with your mouth CLOSED! (Nothing worse than being french kissed by a drooling 3 yr old.)

Do NOT put boogers on your sister or brother! (This statement is always followed by hand washing.)

You may only touch your privates in your bedroom. (DH "walked in" on my oldest exploring herself on our living room couch one day and was mortified.)

Do not touch babies that aren't ours without asking permission first! And then only touch their feet, not their faces or hands.

Beth
post #25 of 177
Waldorf PC, I'm wondering if you understand that at six months a baby doesn't have the reasoning skills to understand what your trying to teach. It's also important to note that at 6 months old a baby doesn't necessarily have the same idea of object perminece as an adult or older child. To them the toy is gone for good. Finally, at that age the most sensitive part of the body is the tongue and it's how they explore textures and such.

Yes, I'm a germaphobe too, but I wouldn't expect a 6 month old to understand that I don't like him/her to put toys in the mouth and why, or be able to connect toy in mouth = toy gone.
post #26 of 177
For my 4 year old:

You cannot poop on the grass in the backyard.

(only on the patio )
post #27 of 177
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Originally Posted by shelley4 View Post
"no waking up your sister's imaginary babies! you know they need their sleep!"

For a long time we had to have a similar rule: "You may NOT pretend to drink your brother's pretend soup!" Almost always followed by our instructions: "Now you need to pretend to give him more soup. Right. NOW."

Only a four-year-old could have come up with such a ridiculously effective way to make her 2-year-old brother scream.
post #28 of 177
Do not sit on your younger siblings head, it will not hatch
post #29 of 177
Don't dress the cat in the baby's clothes.
post #30 of 177
I am so loving this thread. Humor

Lately, DS has been well, penis oriented. So the latest ODD rules are:

When out in public:
"Keep your hands where I can see 'em!" (delivered in mock police officer tone.)

or

"DS, Stop using your penis as an air guitar!"



The best to all!
Em
post #31 of 177
Do. not. talk. to. me. when. I'm. pooping. : This also means that I will not read to you or sing to you at that time. If you are going to be in the room with me (which I would prefer not), at least be QUIET!!!!

If your pretend babies throw up, it is YOUR responsibility to clean it up. And no, you do not need real water to clean up imaginary puke.

Imaginary animals ALSO do not eat real food.

No sticks in the house. Before coming inside, please throw them so your imaginary animals can fetch them.

I will not go back in the store or get you out of the car in order to get your imaginary friend. You must call for him/her to come out on their own.

Also, I'm sorry, but there is NOTHING I can do about the fact that your imaginary friends don't like you/won't cuddle with you. Even when you cry real tears. I'm sorry. *I* can cuddle you, but I can't force them to.
post #32 of 177
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Waldorf PC, I'm wondering if you understand that at six months a baby doesn't have the reasoning skills to understand what your trying to teach. It's also important to note that at 6 months old a baby doesn't necessarily have the same idea of object perminece as an adult or older child. To them the toy is gone for good. Finally, at that age the most sensitive part of the body is the tongue and it's how they explore textures and such.

Yes, I'm a germaphobe too, but I wouldn't expect a 6 month old to understand that I don't like him/her to put toys in the mouth and why, or be able to connect toy in mouth = toy gone.

I also think, maybe you should read the guidelines for Gentle Discipline. Advocating CIO in any situation is, I believe, prohibited.
You said that much better than I would have.
post #33 of 177
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Well, a lot of people seem to think our No singing/whistling/humming/drumming at the table is a weird one.
Too funny. A friend and I were just talking about this recently, both of us grew up with this as a rule. I think it was a pretty popular one back in the day.

We've recently had to come up with a new rule for DS. No sticking strings up your nose.

This rule came after a month and a half of a weird (getting worse by the day) smell coming from his nose/mouth and a couple of trips to the Dr. ... who finally extraced a ball of rotten and decomposed blankie strings from his nose.
post #34 of 177
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Originally Posted by 34me View Post
Do not sit on your younger siblings head, it will not hatch
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post #35 of 177
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Originally Posted by H & J's Mom View Post
Too funny. A friend and I were just talking about this recently, both of us grew up with this as a rule. I think it was a pretty popular one back in the day.

We've recently had to come up with a new rule for DS. No sticking strings up your nose.

This rule came after a month and a half of a weird (getting worse by the day) smell coming from his nose/mouth and a couple of trips to the Dr. ... who finally extraced a ball of rotten and decomposed blankie strings from his nose.
I think I would've gone with a don't stick ANYTHING up your nose rule.
post #36 of 177
I'm at all the undies-at-the-table rules. We have that one here, too. In fact, I don't allow naked bottoms on any furniture. "You need a protective layer!" On the couch, on the spring horse, on the glider, on the bed. I also try to get them to wear undies (at least) when visiting neighbors.

Another one that my kids love to ignore, "Don't pee on your sister/brother." They looooove to pee in the tub. "Pee fountain!" they call it, and neither is bothered in the least by getting peed on, which is why I don't do much about it.

Hey, I'm modelling like heck around here...
post #37 of 177
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Originally Posted by NewMama2007 View Post
"please don't violate the dog, honey"
: You have one tolerant dog!
post #38 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waldorf PC View Post
I have a real problem with germs known as germaphobia... The child looses priveledges to that toy for putting it into his mouth for a time.
I mean this gently, but you did post this on a gd board...have you thought about getting treatment for yourself? What your 6 mo old is doing is normal and healthy, and disciplining a child for exploring her environment in a developmentally appropriate way is not gd.
post #39 of 177
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Originally Posted by Think of Winter View Post
I mean this gently, but you did post this on a gd board...have you thought about getting treatment for yourself? What your 6 mo old is doing is normal and healthy, and disciplining a child for exploring her environment in a developmentally appropriate way is not gd.

Agreed. That is not healthy at all for your dc OR you. Nothing personal against you, but I do believe you should look into help.

You have to draw the line somewhere of course (ex - no chewing on shoes, etc), but mouthing is how babies explore their world. Chewing on a few teething toys isn't going to cut it. Also, when you say disinfect - what are you using to disinfect? Chemicals are FAR worse than germs in most cases. I see that you're opposed to vaccines so I'm assuming you trust that the body knows what to do to protect itself when it comes to germs. They however DON'T know what to do with chemicals.
post #40 of 177
No taking the Swiffer into stores that sell Swiffers.

My 16mo currently has a love affair with ours, and I'm sick of explaining to store clerks that we actually brought our own Swiffer into the store.
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