Is Newt Right About Poor Children?

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Is Newt Right About Poor Children?
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 12:45am

Should some of the child labor laws be done away with?

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:53pm
LOL & I usually bring my owntea/instant coffee (with my own cup, spone & raw sugar TYVM)
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:41pm
I never drink tea, thanks anyway.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:28pm

Well, he got busted riding without his helmet. This was after his cousin had ended up in a coma after being in a bike accident WHILE wearing her helmet. She would have been dead if she hadn't been wearing one. Soooooo.......... He's 26 now. Every now and then I see him out riding his bike in the county WITH his helmet. Apparently, lesson learned. Because he hasn't lived with me for years.

Or maybe he's afraid of the $500 ticket he'll get from the police if they catch him without one. ; )

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:26pm

I did the door removal thing. I also took the front tire off my sons bike and took it to work with me. His bike was one of his currencies. The men I worked with told me I was being "hard."

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:24pm

They're are many reasons for a tantrum at 3, and most of them are caused by the actions of the parent. He may have been hungry, tired, frustrated because of limited means of communicating his wants and needs, or he was just having a really bad day. IMO, The appropriate discipline was removing him from his audience and letting him calm down.

IMHO, I don't really think that we can seriously discuss discipline where a 3 year old is concerned.

I think trying to understand what caused the tantrum was important too. If he was hungry and tired, that's my fault and it's up to me not to put him those situations. If it was an "I want" tantrum, then the appropriate discipline was to reiterate that you can't always get what you want.

I agree.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:09pm

<< Of course not. Were you really expecting an invitation to drop by so you could pass judgment on my children? LOL! >>

Then what were you expecting from the poster you were replying to?

Nothing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:50pm
You did what was needed for ds. It's called "tough love" we tried it w/oldest dd when she got out of control between 14 & 17. It worked on her.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:31pm
:-)

I'm sure some people are going to think that I'm a "mean" parent. I know some thought I was a "mean" teacher, but there was a reason why some of the worst behaved students were placed in my classroom.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:25pm

Well, he got busted riding without his helmet. This was after his cousin had ended up in a coma after being in a bike accident WHILE wearing her helmet. She would have been dead if she hadn't been wearing one. Soooooo.......... He's 26 now. Every now and then I see him out riding his bike in the county WITH his helmet. Apparently, lesson learned. Because he hasn't lived with me for years.



iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:07pm
Logical consequences. Works like a charm.

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