This job of parenting is so tricky. But, every moment of inappropriate behavior is a wonderful window of opportunity to teach! Often, it is the best time to teach a child that being with other people is a privledge. Thus, if their behavior is rude, they temporarily lose that privledge. Let's say a child is being rude by whining. Often, the child whines, alot, the parent talks about how rude whining is, the child continues to whine, the parent then scolds, threatens, screams..
I overheard some parents chatting in the dentists office about how hard it is to get their young children to brush their teeth. They discussed a few ideas that included bribes and threats and alot of tears. Thinking about all the things we need to teach our children, all the ways we mamage behavior. i thought, hmmm, there are just some things that are non-negotiable. Personal hygiene is one of them because it is crucial to healthy life. This what I would do if my child was f