Yesterday, I was sitting around and so where my kids. My dh, as usual was asleep. I heard my 10 year old son demand that my 5 year old daughter go get somethin for him. I was appalled and almost yelled at him, and then I realized that he is only mirroring what he sees on a daily basis. His father demands I do things for him all the time. I have told him about it, but he insists her is only asking and I don't have to do it if I don't want to. Every time I have choosen not to, he starts acting like a baby. So, how can I yell at my 10 year old for acting like that when that is what he sees daily? Is there anyway I can put a stop to this behviour, or is it to late?
Answer by Dardenella at 12:37 PM on Jan. 6, 2013
You can speak to your son about this... and tell him the way his father chooses to "ask" is not appropriate (like a bad habit) and he is NOT to imitate a parents bad behavior. My DH swears too much when the kids are around, I would not tolerate that if my kids started to imitate that behavior... you don't have to tolerate a behavior even if your DH thinks it's ok.
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