My DD is almost two, and I am very strict with her. She cleans up her own toys, puts on her own clothes, helps make her food, etc. I know she is still little, but I absolutely do not approve of baby-ing little kids. Never, never have I ever forced her or punished her for not doing these things, I just tell her she needs to do them, and I make them fun for her. I want her to be able to be independent when she gets older and I'm starting young. Recently my sis was a my house and my daughter was put in time out for throwing a tantrum, and before she got up I told her she needed to apologize. My sister told me I was being a b*tch because my dd "is only two". Please, at two she knows what she did wrong and she knows that it is unacceptable.
Point being, am I the only one who is strict on kids? Or am I "overboard" here?
PS My sister is not a mom so a lot of times I think she has no clue.. but I wanted other opinions..
Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Apr. 10, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Apr. 10, 2010
The dressing and making her own meal is a little much. I can understand making it fun to cook or help set the table but she is still a child and a mother is supposed to take care of her child not constantly nag and make the child act like a grown up at 2. But I also hate when people with no kids try to put in their 2 cents when they have NO IDEA how to raise children.
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