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Old 04-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #18
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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.
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