Join in the silliness?
Out of frustration with my four-year-old’s persistent silly behavior I turned to a parenting book* for advice. I knew I was in trouble when I read, “If you are trying to discipline your child for pushing a friend try saying, ‘Don’t be a goober pusher!” The author stated that if you simply tell him not to push, you may not get much of a response.
Was this so-called parenting expert telling me to join in the silliness?
I stumbled upon SparkhouseFamily in my recent quest to find more resources for growing my children’s faith. Since I wrote this article a couple of years ago when the big kid was not so big, I’m thrilled that SparkhouseFamily was willing to publish it for all you other parents with silly kids.
*Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D, and Frances L. Ilg, M.D
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