Yesterday my little boy was having a very rough day. He is teething it was making him very whiny. He is just over 1 and knows how to ask for what he wants and let me know he is sleepy so I knew he was in pain. My father, however thought he was just being a brat and kept making comments about him needing to be disciplined. At one point he even said "sounds like somebody needs a cold shower".
I didn't say anything because arguments with my father are pointless. I just picked my son up and walked away.
Wtf? Why would i give my son a cold shower because he is in pain? I wouldn't even use that as a form of punishment or discipline. I know he and my mother used to do it to me and my siblings, but I view it as abuse no matter the age. What is a child going to learn by standing in shower having FREEZING cold water falling on them. It is horrible!
How would you handle this? I know he will bring up cold showers again.
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:47 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by hotrodmomma at 12:45 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Fathers are very stubborn and no matter what you tell them they will still stand strong with there beliefs, my dad don't believe in cold showers and all that his thing is you should NEVER yell just talk calmly, well talking calmly doesn't always work with my four year old, there are days were I really have to raise my voice to get his attention, so when ever my dad gives me another lecture I just listen him out and just do what works for me.
Answer by looovemybabies at 12:55 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 3:35 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
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