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Don't be "that parent"

Stubborn ChildI have to admit, I have caught myself being “that parent” from time to time…

You know what I’m talking about, right?

I mean the parent at the park who says something like:

“If you don’t stop throwing sand THIS INSTANT, we’re going to leave!”

… and then pretending not to notice when your child starts throwing sand again, so that you won’t have to deal with the tantrum!

Or, maybe you’ve got an older child, and — in the heat of the moment — you say something like:

“If you don’t clean up your room this instant, there’s no TV for a month!”

… only to have your child stuff their dirty clothes into the closet, close the door, and declare their room clean.

You notice the closed closet door.

You have a strong suspicion that he’s just shoved everything in there.

But you DON’T open that door, because you know darn well you’re not going to follow through on the “no TV” threat.

Now, these kind of “empty threats” may help us avoid an argument… but they eventually catch up with us. Once a child knows that we don’t mean what we say, well, they’ll keep testing the limits of what they can get away with.

And this can turn into some REALLY nasty behavior, like hitting other children… being rude to adults… or running off at a crowded shopping center.

Bottom line: It’s one of those parenting habits that it’s best to do away with altogether.

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