Extremism seems to work, but am I scaring my child?

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Registered: 02-08-2012
Extremism seems to work, but am I scaring my child?
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 2:58pm

As a first time and late blooming mother, I am finding that I often grapple for ways to get my son to do even the smallest task.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 11:35am
I really don't see any harm in telling kiddos this age the consequences of their actions. I don't scare Landon, per se, but I do make sure he knows why we are doing the things we do. With his teeth I tell him "If we don't get the bugs out of your teeth, they'll make your teeth sick". It is something he seems to understand and it helps for sure. He doesn't want bugs in his teeth! I think if you are putting it in a language he can understand, it will only help encourage him to demonstrate the types of behaviors you want.