“The Art of Parenting Silly Kids” : my guest post on Sparkhouse.org

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.

Goober pusher?


Was this so-called parenting expert telling me to join in the silliness?

To read the rest of this story, visit SparkhouseFamily blog.

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.

If you’re visiting from SparkhouseFamily, you can read more about our story here.

*Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D, and Frances L. Ilg, M.D

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