is the Parenting & Political editor at The Stir/Moms Matter 2012.
I think if you are consistentabout having them use manners it's not as hard. But if you don't continue to keep it an everyday thing, when you go to a restaurant or somewhere you expect them to use manners at they are going to be harder to deal with and may act out more.
I definetly have the "mine" problem with my toddler. And other then whining when strangers talk to her b/c she has a shyness with them she is good. We constantly teach her the way to act to try and help with these two areas too. She def. says please and thank you.
I have three kids. My eldest is 5, middle is 4, and my youngest is 2. They all know their manners as far as please and thank you gose. When it comes to sharing, and hitting I have yet to convience them that this is not how people act. (But then I think to my self, this is exactly how the world acts). One more thing, if you are teaching your child not to hit or bite is it more appropriate to hit their hands and tell them no, or put them in time out for a little bit?
I don't really think this qualifies as a brat, I think this more so falls in line with poor parentling.
There were only two that my daughter does. And that is the whining and sharing. Whining we are working on. Sharing is harder. I live in an area with very few children her age so she doesn't get to socialize much. Now, before you start with the whole "put her in daycare/preschool" thing, let me tell you this. I'm unemployed and can NOT afford either one. She WILL be put in head start next year because, being a state funded education program, it is free. She didn't meet the age requirement this year.
or your child has autism or some other behavioral disorder and can't do those things properly... smh
so every toddler is a brat according to you? Seriously this list was the most absurb thing I have ever seen.
We actually encourage the tub-splashing with our daughter. She loves bath time! When she's starting to get cranky right before dinner time, she goes in the tub to cheer up, and comes out her normal, sweet self.
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