Monday, October 29, 2007

Trying to understand

I'm trying to understand my toddler who doesn't seem to understand negative consequences. Please impart your wisdom in my behalf and tell me what I'm missing!

2 comments:

michal & david coombs said...

i have a hard time with david, too...

Mom said...

Hey, she's only a year old. As long as you are consistent, she'll eventually get it. YOU are smart to get it. A lot of parents don't. Their kids cry for something and they give in, so the kids do learn that the way to get something is to cry for it. I have students in middle school who don't understand about consequences.

I remember staying home from the beach one very hot beautiful day because the day before, my kids wouldn't cooperate about coming home when it was time. I had said "we can't come back tomorrow if you don't come cooperate when it's time to go home," so I really had to stick with what I said. Everybody really learned the lesson.