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#1 of 2 Old 10-21-2012, 01:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm in no way connected with this blog, but I thought this crowd would appreciate it, so if you haven't heard of it already, go check out the blog www.thehonesttoddler.com and also the twitter handle of the same name.

 

It's written from the perspective of a toddler, and while it is incredibly hilarious and well-written, it's also, on a more serious level, a really good lesson in empathetic parenting!

 

There's an ode to his placenta, he bashes Super Nanny, explains why forcing him to say he's sorry doesn't actually make him sorry...it's genius!

 

Also, this post is guaranteed to make me cry every time (written upon his realization that he and his mother are separate people):

 

http://thehonesttoddler.com/the-woman/

 

And here is the "Not Sorry" post:

 

http://thehonesttoddler.com/not-sorry/

 

"A hobby enjoyed by big folks is making little folks do things. Unfortunately they have collectively decided that forced remorse is a morality building exercise. It’s a common misconception, lie, amongst adults that if you require someone to say “I’m sorry” enough times, they’ll eventually mean it."




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What an amazing blog! The few I read were really amusing... But I did tear up reading that one about being two people. I also cried at a Robert Munsch (sp?) story today on Netflix. it was about a mom singing a lullaby to her baby , roughly paraphrased to say she will always love him and as long as she lives, he will be her baby. She sang this again when he was a toddler, a 9 year old, a teenager, and a young adult. Then she got old and sick and he sang it to her, saying as long as he lives, she will be his mommy. Then he went home and sang it to his baby girl. I'm crying just typing it. I guess it doesn't help that DD is napping on my lap. It must be that time in my cycle.... I'm so emotional today lol
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