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Old 02-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by EmilytheStrange View Post
some of you guys must have some amazing 26month olds.

There's no way in the world that my child would have understood 'you can't come back if you tantrum now' at that age. She's almost 29 months and she still wouldn't get that.

and I give her a lot of credit. I tell her things like 'girls who tantrum don't get "__" (whatever)' because I figure someday she'll get it.

that's why I just go with the sweet and short, simple options. 'you do it or mom does it' and giving her time to see me and realize that it'll be time to leave soon instead of just arriving and swooping in and taking her abruptly (not saying you do that).

but anyways.. just some thoughts.
I'm with you, although I'm sure some kids do understand it, it's not something I would generally expect developmentally. Also unless I misread it sounded like daycare was non optional as both parents work, so you can't really stop sending her.
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