Attachment parent/permissive parenting hippies * a slight vent*
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.