I have a 20 month old DD, and a 4 month old DS. As for my 20 month old, I am strict. No breaking the "known" rules, at all, or she will be punished immediately. She throws her food on the floor, we get down and I will tell her she has to clean up her mess. Ussually she will, but if not, its time out until her will breaks and she cleans it up. Bedtimes are strict as well, a story, and a kiss from everyone, then she lays down. If she gets up, she's in trouble and she knows it, lol. I'm not big on her toys being kept up, or much of anything else. But my family thinks I am too strict on her about some things... I dont think so. I want her to be well behaved, and she says please and thank you, cleans her messes, potties in her chair, and is well loved.
DO you think I am too hard on her?
Answer by hellokittykat at 2:13 AM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 2:32 AM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by winterglow at 4:43 AM on May. 4, 2013
No- not at all. Kids need structure & need to learn proper behavior. They need to know that there are consequences (good & bad) for their actions. As long as those lessons are taught lovingly, then I say you're doing what any parent should be doing for their children.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:17 AM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 7:41 AM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:41 AM on May. 4, 2013
Actually. I think you are overwhelmed by having two children so close together. I think by you asking this question that you already know the answer. I think you are being too harsh. Remember that movie with Joan Crawford? "No More Wire Hangars!" Even though she is small, she will remember. I believe you may be missing the precious years that you can never get back.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by older at 12:17 PM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 12:26 PM on May. 4, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 9:07 PM on May. 4, 2013