Also, do you think it's wrong to say, "Hey, you're one, you can no longer have the paci, bottle..etc. Even if it is comforting and soothing. But, god forbid, don't give my child a tiny tap on the hand or tell them no..it might hurt their feelings." Really? That makes no sense to me. I agree whole-heartedly with the statement. What about you?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by NannyB. at 1:53 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by oldsoulmom at 1:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Why do either. Kids grow up. They will see and experience things eventually. Good and bad things of the world. You should safeguard your children. But insulating them from what is happening in the world is stupid. JMO.
Answer by louise2 at 2:01 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
I agree with the statement. My daughter has a small exercise trampoline that she plays on. She put a ride on toy on top and tried jumping. I told her to get the toy off the trampoline. So she, in her 2 year old wisdom, decides to ride the toy off the trampoline. I instinctively reached for her, then pulled back and let her fall. It startled her but she got back up and hasn't put it back on the trampoline yet! My dad was there and was like, "good job! real world learning." I think that's something we as parents will always struggle with. We want to protect our children, but they must learn by experience, too. Sometimes, you have to let them get hurt.
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