My son was throwing a fit and threw his bag of animal crackers all over the place...cookies EVERYWHERE. He'd been throwing mini fits all day and i couldn't get him to just lay down and relax so i was hoping he'd just kind of fall asleep...
Well, I'm over at my grandparents with him and after he flung the bag of snacks, I told him to go lay down. My exact words were "Go lay down now, you have a terrible attitude because you're tired."
My son knew I meant business so he went to lay down. My grandmother scolded ME! She said "You can't talk to him like that! There is never anything terrible about your child, he's perfect!"
Answer by ldmrmom at 2:18 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
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Answer by sailorwifenmom at 6:21 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Great Grandma sees no wrong. Sometimes grandparents and extended family feel very sorry for little guys and girls. It happens. My son cries and what does my MIL do? She bribes him if he stops crying she will buy him a toy. ??? And she did - but he didn't stop crying. I shrug and know that he has Grandma tightly wrapped around his little finger. But when he gets to come over her house and he is a little wild or thinks he can have his way - gee, I wonder where he ever got that idea? My philosophy is I don't get in between their relationship. Children know you they can be one way with mom, another way with dad, and another way with other people. They are adaptive that way. If my child is with me and his grandparents, and he is acting out, I will redirect him. If my four year old threw his animal crackers I would walk over, gently touch his shoulders, look in his eyes
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