My ds just started K. His teacher has bragged to me about how well behaved he is but I'm thinking to myself, "seriously is she talking about MY child?" No. Not really. I know he's good for her and for others who have been responsible for him in the past but he's comfortable with me. He knows how far he can push me and what he can get away with. So, as for me and my house, yes. It's my fault that they call my bluff because they know I won't follow through on a certain punishment. It's my fault when he comes home from school in the afternoon and unleashes all the pent up energy on me because he knows he can get away with it. Because I have taught him through experience that these are the things he can do and get away with (even if I tell him he's going to time out or get a spanking or get something taken away or whatever), I get ALL the negative behavior and everyone else gets the Angel.
at 1:15 AM on Aug. 31, 2009