If my DS is doing something mildly dangerous (i dont mean life threatening or a trip to the ER. i just mean a possibility of getting an owie) I dont tell him to stop. I just give him a warning, "be careful, you might get hurt". He learns a lot by me letting him experience natural consequences.
Or when it's hot outside and he's running around a lot with a sweater on i'll say things like "you like you might be getting hot".
Of course, if the situation is truly dangerous i wont even let him near it or if it's 110 degrees then he wouldnt even have a sweater to begin with.
am i making sense? ...i feel kind of out of it tonight.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Mar. 15, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by daughteroftruth at 3:12 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by timelessglass at 11:29 PM on Mar. 15, 2009
I think we all do that to a certain extent. Just the other day at the store my daughter started dancing and when she started hopping on one leg I said "be careful you might tip over," and sure enough she fell a minute later and gave me that look "oh you were right." LOL
We live in CA so it never gets that cold, but there are days were I want a sweater/jacket but my son insists no. He is 6, so I will say "well it's cold are you sure ? " and if he says no, then I say "ok," and don't bring it. He seems to have good judgement now on when he needs one. Anytime I have forced him to bring a jacket he ends up taking it off, for being hot, and having me hold it.
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