I have a cousin who has a son who is only a couple months older than my son.
Both of our sons are under 2 1/2 years old , but this goes back to when they were babies.
Both boys are very smart, I guess you would say her son is more advanced but I think that is because they have tried to make him grow up so fast and then make me feel bad that I actaully let my son act like a baby / toddler .
My son can talk, walk, run, play, he does everything a 2 year old can do. He has a fun personality and is adventurist (sp) .... but he also likes to be held, sleeps with a stuffed animal and wasnt potty trained until a couple months ago ( right after his 2nd birthday) , he doesnt like to be without me yet ( my daughter was the same way at his age) ... I think this is how a kid his age is suppose to be like.....
BUT if you were to ask my cousin she would make it seem like my son has something wrong with him to be "so far behind" and has even said that he will grow up to be a loser because I hold him.
My daughter was raised and acted the same way - she is now 5 and she is independent and very social... I have no doubt that both of my children will grow up right .... but it just makes me sooo mad that she acts like this.
Her son is barely 24 months she refused to put a diaper or pull up on him after he turned 18 months and even though he still peed and pooped everywhere she insisted he would be potty trained ( I babysay him for awhile and he was NOT potty trained - he didnt even actaully go to the potty until he was 21 months) , she refuses to hold him ( or her 14 months old son) because it will make them "soft" , they cant have stuffed animals or kid toys - only trucks and building blocks, they will willingly go with anyone, and most of all - they have their own 4 wheelers...... at 2 and 1 years old they do not need a 4 wheeler.... and I am not talking about a toy one I am talking about a REAL one - even though it is "kid size" doesnt mean it is for a 1 and 2 year old .... The youngest one cant ride it by himself yet and that actually makes her mad.... the oldest one they let ride by HIMSELF ... yes it took months of "teaching him" but he is a 2 year old operating a motor vehicle , he doesnt even use a helmet ( you know because that will make him "soft") ...
so really who is in the wrong here?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by ABusyBee at 10:42 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
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Answer by June_Mama09 at 10:49 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
A four wheeler at 2??!!??! Please tell me you're joking!!!? THAT alone, in my opinion, is some kind of dangerous negligence. I'd call the cops or CPS or some kind of anonymous call to SOMEone for the safety of those little boys.
My kids are 4 and 7 and we cuddle and watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! every night. It's the last bit we do in their bed time routine. ANY time my 4 year old wants some love or cuddles or hugs she gets it. It makes for a more secure, confident, self-assured child.
Keep doing what you're doing Momma! Your kids will be wonderful people when they're grown.
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:17 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by mikesmom65270 at 11:38 PM on Feb. 23, 2011