Do you know the difference between a cursing toddler and a cursing elementary school kid? I'll give you a hint. The answer's more about how you react to them than anything the kid is actually doing.
If I had a dime for every kid whose parents let them get away with insanely stupid behavior as a toddler because it was "just so cute," I'd probably be able to put the elementary school aged brats those cute toddlers become into a private school. But I'm one of those moms who is just too wussy to ever tell her friends that they're parenting wrong (at least not to their faces!!). So I'm relieved that CafeMom Studios has found JoAnn From Bensonhurst to do it for me!
The new video is just one in what promises to be a long line of hilarious truth-telling from this sassy Brooklyn mom, and it couldn't have made me pump my fists any higher. JoAnn took on the tricky topic of how to discipline your kids, and although I don't agree with everything she said, she hit it out of the ballpark when she started talking about kids who talk back.
The way she sees it, if you let your kid get away with it when they were little, of course they're going to be a little monster now! Because you -- oh parent who is supposed to teach your kids how to behave -- totally dropped the ball when they were younger. Now they don't know WHAT's right and what's wrong. Of course, she says it in a much, much funnier way than me, so have a look-see:
Preach it sistah! If you don't nip bad behavior in the bud, you've got no one to blame for their bratty behavior but yourself. And trust me, they're not cute when they're the terror of the first grade!
Do you find yourself disciplining your kids for things you let them get away with when they were younger because "they didn't know any better" or "it made you laugh"?
Want to get more of JoAnn From Bensonhurst cracking wise? Check out her new video series on the CafeMom Studios YouTube Channel! A new episode will appear every Monday, but you can subscribe right there in case you forget!
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