My kid's tantrum is MY fault???

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My kid's tantrum is MY fault???
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 11:01am

http://www.ivillage.com/toddlers-angry-parents-may-have-more-tantrums/6-a-430913?ice=iv:mb:msg:js

Well, this does make total sense, even though I'd never really thought about it myself.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 3:35pm
You know, when I see a parent losing it in the grocery store over something totally expected, like a whiny toddler, it usually doesn't take long before the kid is losing it too. I know kids feed off of our moods, even newborns are sensitive to our moods. Its inevitable that we'll have a bad day on occasion. I think if a parent finds themself yelling at a tantruming toddler on a daily basis, that's probably something to stop and think about. I know in my own extended family, those people who have a harder time controlling their tempers (before kids) end up having kids who are more volatile.

Manda :)

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 3:41pm
Oh! This just reminded me of a commercial! Have you seen the one, I think its for a cable company, Comcast maybe? It starts with a dad frustrated over his slow computer and he hits the table. His little girl sees him and the narrator says something about if you lose your temper, your daughter will too. Next, she's a teen and gets mad at a teacher and hits his papers from his hands, gets suspended, hangs out with a bad crowd, marries a bad boy and brings home a baby in leather and a dog collar. Then the narrator says "don't have a grandson in a dog collar, get high speed Internet..." its pretty funny and totally reminded me of this.

Manda :)

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 3:42pm

Manda :)

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 11:29pm

Nice commercial.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:25am
I totally agree. When I was teaching, it was easy to predict which parents would have temper problems, even if I'd never met them. Their kids act the same way. And yes, one grumpy day is one thing. Its when it happens on a daily basis that kids really begin to repeat the behavior because its normal for them. Children learn what they live.

Manda :)