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Old 01-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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Re: Mommy preference -- What do you do?

I think it's fine and necessary to acknowledge emotions but not to let those emotions control what we do as parents. I think giving in is sending a message that the tantrums will work. Of course they are sad. Little kids get sad when they don't get their way LOL! We don't give in here. That kind of behavior gets an, " I'm sorry you feel that way, I love you too but Daddy/Mommy is going to brush your teeth tonight." Then we move right along with life. Sometimes they keep complaining or crying but most of the time they get over it quickly. The more attention you give it, the worse you make it. We are both parents and I never want them to think we are not a united front.
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