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Attachment parent/permissive parenting hippies * a slight vent*

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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I love you all. I really do. I agree with a lot of ap strategies and parenting, but when you can't figure out how to get your 3 and 4 year old to stop calling you names, and have tried ''everything'' such as telling them it's hurtful, or telling them to trade the word for another, I think you are nuts.

When you tell me you can't go out to eat because little Jimmy just doesn't like to sit still for so long and letting him run around the restaurant is great but it stresses you out, I think you're nuts.  

When you come over and can't get your kid to put his shoes on to leave so you just let him keep playing, I want to spank both of you. 

I'm all for creative strategies, positive parenting, and distraction techniques, but you also need to discipline your child when those things fail. You can't just ignore them when they're being completely disobedient because they are ''their own person''. You can't ignore their disobedience because discipline is ''negative'' and you practice positive parenting. You don't have to spank. There are other means of discipline that work, but for your child's sake, grow a pair and lay down some hard and fast rules and stick to them.

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corticosteroid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Pretty much.

thenameshailie
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Preach it, sister.

mich2.0
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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Quoting corticosteroid:

Pretty much.

I'm part of a natural parenting group on facebook and I love it for the most part, but sometimes I just want to scream at the top of my lungs "DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD YOU IDIOT!!!''. :/

somuchlove4U
by Silver Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Stop stereotyping just because of a few people. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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I'm ap. But I spank
ouchienurse
by Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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Agreed
mich2.0
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Quoting somuchlove4U:

Stop stereotyping just because of a few people. 

Lol.

firespurity
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Your post tells me that you confuse discipline and punishment. They aren't synonyms.
Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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I agree completely.

sandra_t00
by ChaChi on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Ture dat
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