do you allow your children to serve their own plates at family gatherings: birthday parties, bar-b-q's etc....and if so how much do you allow them to eat one, two, three, four plates of food? do they have a cut off point or do you allow them to eat as much as they want? at some point do you think their getting greedy or it's rude if your at someones birthday party or bar-b-q and some child keeps getting up and eating plate after plate. Also do you tell your kids to go play or allow them to sit and listen to adult conversation at family gatherings? what if the converstion in inappropriate for children?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Aug. 16, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:48 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by ggiovanni at 11:54 AM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:12 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by luckysevenwow at 1:23 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
luckyseven I looked at your profile and saw your beautiful family. I have a question did you adopt some or all of your children, and if so is that why you do not make your children go play if they do not want to. Do you think you would parent differently if they were your biological kids? Encouraging kids is great, but they do not always make the best decision for themselves and that's when it is the parents responsibility to tell them what they need to do. Adults should not have to limit their conversation because a child does not want to go play or chooses to stay and listen to adult conversation instead of making the better choice to go play because they were encouraged to do so.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2009