Last night our lil 3 year old did what she does best and told Granny M, No! Go Away! and I don't have TOO! Granny M had her full already and scooped up said 3 year old and popped her hinney. Oh the screaming that went from there was horrid. You would have thought that the 3 year old never had a hinney pop. Well guess what, she hasn't. Her mom (my niece) does not want to tell her no, make her mind or upset her because she is afraid that if so her darling lil 3 year old may not love her. WHAT?
Now my mom made me mind, I was put in time out, corners, grounded, hinney popped and so forth. And I always loved her. Never thought not to love my mom. You know, the same person that also handed out hugs, kisses, warm moments and tender loving care too. Parenting is not a popularity contest. It is about raising a child the way they should go. And that includes discipline.
'How to Unspoil Your Child Fast' by Richard Bromfield, Ph. D. because she needs it! Yes, it is not too late to fix this issue. No I am not saying to start beating her child....no way. But setting limits, standing firm to your decisions and not being an overindulgent parent is the way to go. Here she can read with empathetic and still good practical parenting advice on how to improve their lives all around. Oh, and she has a 2 month old baby too. Let's nip this in the bud before there is a whole out rebellion and the parents lose it all together.
I am all for ways that they can learn to take back their control in a loving fashion. On how they can get their daughters attention and exercise discipline consistently. Oh that is the key folks. Of course holding their ground rules and not making deals or bargains for good behavior. This will also improve their daughter's life. You are aware that spoiled children are prone to depression and anxiety. Yeah, they are. If a child does not ever know where the boundaries are then they do not know what is safe and what is not. Like in the pool, there is that rope with floats telling you that this is the deep end. And so you know if you go there your feet will not touch and under you will go. Well, children need to know where is that place in life. How far is safe. This gives them security and helps them move forward one toe touch at a time. Learning how to paddle in the water and finally making those first swimming stokes. So that one day when they are in the deep end, they can swim back safely to shore.
I am blessed to have this book sent to me by Sourcebooks, Inc. Now I am going to put it on my niece's pillow and see if she has some time to read. Maybe I can take the kids to the park today and let her have study time.