Re: Is there a negative stigma for well behaved children?
My 3 yo DD1 is a very sweet natured child and a "rules" follower by nature. We often call her "the enforcer" because she is always reminding everyone of the rules if one is broke. She asks permission to do EVERYTHING, which I think could be interpreted as me being strict by an onlooker. I do enforce the rules as well, but she only requires a gentle hand compared to other kids her age we know. I have never felt stigmatized for her good behavior, but I have had other mom friends imply that I can't relate/understand to their parenting and discipline struggles.
wife to Kyle
and mommy to Julia
2/15/2010 and Clara