21 November 2007

links for 2007-11-21

  • My second article for Gather.com, in which I find that by encouraging flexibility in my children, I must make a few stretches myself. I invite you to drop by and leave a comment!

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An 8-year old is shouting "I WANT" and banging on a car seat - and he becomes "flexible" when bribed with the prospect of peppermint candies?!?

I'm all for helping my child stretch her comfort zone and try new stuff. But a strongly expressed "I WANT" from my three year old is met with a raised eyebrow indicating that the proper term is "may I have". Subsequent "I WANTs" - especially if accompanied with a tantrum - are met with deaf ears.

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