Sometimes, you are just going to disappoint your kid(s). Sometimes they will hold on to the pain, angst, fear for a very long time. Sometimes,they will get over it quickly. One just never knows. However, giving in to a child’s every whim, every request,every demand is getting a bit old. I am starting to understand the term, “because I said so” more and more every day. Do we REALLY need to go into Newton’s laws of physics to explain to our child WHY he shouldn’t rock back in his/her chair. What about giving the reasons for why diving head first into the shallow end of a pool is a “bad choice!”
Yet, we still go into way to many reasons, sometimes I think more for ourselves than for them. Sometimes we don’t plan birthday parties. Sometimes we DO just want 5 minutes alone. Sometimes, yes sometimes, our reasons are for our own sanity and the kid just doesn’t need to know!
Yes, they may be angry. Yea, they may be disappointed. Yeppers, they may even be down right pissed off at you. But still I say…. We all give in to the guilt WAY more than we should these days. We all need to STOP! And that my friends, is way easier said than actually done.