Two nights ago my 16-month old threw a hard ball at my head (on purpose). It hurt like a bitch and I yelled "OWW!" He laid his head down and whimpered and had little tears running down his cheeks. I didn't mean to scare him but everytime I think about it I feel so bad I tear up! Now I feel bad about him being in daycare while I'm at work and me not being able to buy him new clothes (he has all hand-me-downs) and every other little thing. :(
Anyone else feel guilty over stuff like this?
Answer by jenlenr at 3:29 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by NicholeAT at 3:25 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by VeronicaLee at 5:36 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
I agree with the PPs. He needs to understand that he hurt you so he won't keep doing it. That's how kids learn empathy. I think it's sweet that he reacted the way he did. It shows he feels bad about hurting you. Although we never want our kids to feel bad, we do need want them to understand that hurting people feels bad.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Oh yeah... and the majority of my kids stuff is hand me downs or stuff I bought at consignment sales. Most of their clothes are brand name and I can buy a whole wardrobe at consignment for the same price as just a few outfits (on sale!) at the store if I was buying it new! Do I feel guilty because my kids have more than enough clothes? No.... I am grateful that they have clothes!
Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and try to count your blessings. I don't mean to sound harsh but there are a lot of people out there that would be so glad to have just a portion of what you have to give their kids right now...
Answer by VeronicaLee at 5:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 6:16 PM on Jun. 26, 2009